Release 89:  Effective April 1, 2018

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Related Programs -
Table of Contents

Job Program Incentive | Post-TANF | Pre SSI/SSDI (SFPSS) | Pre-TANF | TA-DVS | TANF |


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Pre-TANF Program

  1. Program Intent and Overview
    1. Program intent
    2. Program overview

  2. Application, Verification, Eligibility and Participation
    1. Application process
    2. Who must participate in the Pre-TANF Program initial assessment process
    3. Who must participate in Pre-TANF Program Employment and Self-Sufficiency services
    4. Who is likely to benefit from continued participation in Pre-TANF Program services
    5. Pre-TANF Program duration
    6. Verification for TANF eligibility

  3. Case Management
    1. Initial assessment
    2. Pre-TANF Program case plans

  4. Determining, Calculating and Issuing Benefits
    1. Program benefits
    2. Determining and issuing benefits

  5. Noncooperation and Disqualification
    1. Refusal to comply during the Pre-TANF Program for presumed TANF eligible
    2. Noncompliance where TANF eligibility is in question

  6. Ending the Pre-TANF Program
    1. Ending the Pre-TANF Program
    2. Denying the TANF application

Temporary Assistance for Domestic Violence Survivors (TA-DVS)

  1. Program Intent and Overview
    1. Program intent
    2. Program overview

  2. Application Process
    1. Date of Request
    2. Application time frames
    3. Incomplete application process
    4. When a new application is required
    5. Interviewing the survivor
    6. Subsequent requests
    7. Authorized representatives
    8. Verification of eligibility
    9. Certification periods

  3. TA-DVS Eligibility and Waiving TANF Requirements
    1. Eligibility requirements
    2. TANF criteria for TA-DVS eligibility
    3. Which type cases do you waive TANF requirements?
    4. How do you determine when to waive TANF requirements?
    5. What eligibility requirements cannot be waived?
    6. Assessing the safety need
    7. Coding and tracking waivers
    8. Name of abuser
    9. Cooperation with child support
    10. Confidentiality and narration
    11. Other abusive situations not meeting TA-DVS policy
    12. Elder abuse
    13. Child abuse

  4. Financial Eligibility
    1. TA-DVS eligibility and benefit calculation
    2. Determining countable income for TA-DVS cases (DHS 1542)

  5. Program Benefits
    1. Safety Case Plan requirements
    2. Verification of payments
    3. Payment limit
    4. Motels
    5. Shelter and relocation needs
    6. Roommates
    7. Air travel
    8. Food needs
    9. Medical needs
    10. Issuing payments
    11. Reimbursements
    12. Other payment situations
    13. Nonallowable TA-DVS payments

  6. Notices and Required Forms
    1. Decision notices
    2. Decision Notice Approving TA-DVS (DHS 456DV)
    3. Safety Assessment (DHS 7802)
    4. Self-Sufficiency Domestic Violence Assistance Agreement (DHS 1543)
    5. Client Safety Packet (DHS 8660)
    6. Authorization of Cash Payment (MSC 437)
    7. Self-Sufficiency Domestic Violence Motel Use Agreement (DHS 1543M)
    8. Notice of Decision and Action Taken (DHS 456)

  7. Family Engagement and Domestic Violence
    1. Engagement requirements
    2. Engagement for Domestic Violence Survivors
    3. JOBS Support Services for DV Step
    4. Level of engagement
    5. Problem solving and resources

  8. Hearings; Overpayments; Intentional Program Violations
    1. Hearings
    2. Overpayments
    3. Intentional Program Violations
    4. Fraud


  1. Program Intent and Overview
    1. Program intent
    2. Program overview

  2. Application and Redetermination
    1. Filing date and application time frames
    2. Application for TANF and additional forms
    3. Who must sign an application and complete the application process
    4. When is an application needed?
    5. Interview
    6. Verification of eligibility
    7. Out-of-state benefits
    8. When to open a TANF grant
    9. Certification periods
    10. Withdrawal of applications or noncompletion of the application process
    11. Duplicate benefits
    12. Matching Grant Program

  3. Eligibility Determination Groups
    1. Household group
    2. Filing group
    3. Financial group
    4. Need group
    5. Benefit group
    6. TANF eligibility group examples

  4. Nonfinancial Eligibility Requirements
    1. Requirement to live with a caretaker relative
    2. Age
    3. Oregon Residence
    4. Citizen/alien status
    5. Social Security number
    6. School attendance
    7. Pursuing assets
    8. Cooperation with Division of Child Support (DCS)
    9. Requirement to complete an employability screening and participate in an overview of the JOBS program
    10. Separation from employment; caretaker relative
    11. Strikers
    12. Two-week cooperation requirement when case closed on an active disqualification

  5. Time Limits for TANF
    1. What is the Oregon time limit?
    2. To whom do time limits apply?
    3. What months do not count against the Oregon Time Limit?
    4. What is Indian Country?
    5. What counties are designated as Indian Country
    6. What is an exemption?
    7. What is a time limit hardship criteria extension?
    8. Coding time limit hardship extension criteria
    9. Temporary continuation of benefits
    10. Forty-eight month notice and assessment
    11. JOBS participation after reaching 60 months
    12. Coding requirements for participants who have reached 60 months
    13. Verifying months of TANF receipt

  6. Deleted
  7. Financial Eligibility
    1. Overview
    2. Countable income
    3. Adjusted income
    4. Exit Limit Increase (ELI)
    5. Coding Exit Limit Increase (ELI) and No Adult Standard Exit Limit Increase (NAS)
    6. Resource and resource limit
    7. Determining the resource value of vehicles for the Pre-TANF Program and TANF
    8. Availability of income
    9. Unavailability of income and resources
    10. Non-needy caretaker relative grants
    11. Noncitizens
    12. Sponsored noncitizens
    13. Deeming income
    14. Deeming resources
    15. Asset Quick-Reference Chart

  8. Budgeting and Calculating
    1. When to use prospective eligibility or budgeting
    2. Converting stable income
    3. Averaging income
    4. Anticipating variable income
    5. Annualizing income
    6. Periodic income

  9. Employment Payments and Reduced Copay
    1. Program intent
    2. Program overview
    3. Eligibility for the Employment Payments
    4. Payments
    5. Employment Payment Coding
    6. Employment Payment coding on SNAP cases
    7. Ending Employment Payments
    8. Reduce Copay (RCP) for Employment Related Daycare (ERDC)
    9. Eligibility for Reduced Copay (RCP)
    10. Coding Reduced Copay
    11. Ending Reduced Copay
    12. Employment Payment and Reduced Copay notices

  10. Minor Parents
    1. Definitions
    2. Eligibility
    3. Minor parents living with their major parents
    4. Minor parents living with their major parents; turn 18
    5. Participation, cooperation and exemption

  11. Reporting and Acting on Changes
    1. Reporting requirements
    2. What to do when the participant reports a change
    3. Effective date for all changes except adding a new person to an open case
    4. Effective date for adding a new person to an open case
    5. Removing a person
    6. Late, incomplete or nonreporting
    7. Change in income

  12. Decision Notices
    1. Overview
    2. Types of decision notices
    3. What a decision notice must contain
    4. TANF notice situations

  13. Participation, Cooperation and Re-Engagement
    1. What is JOBS cooperation?
    2. Who must cooperate with the JOBS program?
    3. Who is considered JOBS-exempt from the employment program?
    4. Who can volunteer for the JOBS program?
    5. Changing status from a JOBS volunteer to JOBS-eligible
    6. Noncooperation in JOBS program
    7. Good cause for noncooperation with JOBS program
    8. Good cause for missed appointments
    9. Good cause when the participants meet federal participation requirements
    10. What is re-engagement?
    11. When does the re-engagement start?
    12. Scheduling re-engagement appointment/staffing
    13. Re-engagement appointment and staffing
    14. Case review/staffing
    15. Department determination/staffing outcomes
    16. When does the re-engagement process end?
    17. Who can be disqualified from the JOBS program?
    18. JOBS disqualification grant reduction
    19. When is a JOBS disqualification ended?
    20. Effective date for ending a disqualification?
    21. Requirements to cooperation with alcohol and drug or mental health treatment
    22. Good cause for noncooperation with alcohol and drug or mental health treatment
    23. Penalties for noncooperation with alcohol and drug or mental health treatment
    24. When does an alcohol and drug or mental health treatment disqualification end?
    25. Effective date for ending a drug and alcohol/mental health disqualification
    26. Counting the disqualification/noncooperation penalty months

  14. Tribal TANF
    1. Overview
    2. Tribes operating TANF programs
    3. Tribal TANF service areas and service population
    4. Tribal TANF and Department of Human Services (DHS) TANF
    5. Tribal TANF and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    6. Tribal TANF and Child Care


Due to continuing state economic issues, reductions in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program were made for the 2011-2013 biennium. One of the reductions which is required by Senate Bill 1579 (2012) is the suspension of the Post-TANF Program beginning May 1, 2012.

Because the Post-TANF Program is suspended beginning May 1, 2012, the $50 Post-TANF payment made to eligible clients will end on April 30, 2012.

Job Participation Incentive (JPI)

  1. Program Intent and Overview
    1. Program intent
    2. Program overview

  2. Initial and Ongoing Enrollment
    1. Initial loading
    2. Initial enrollment
    3. Ongoing enrollment
    4. When to begin JPI payments
    5. Verification of eligibility

  3. Financial Eligibility
    1. Requirements
    2. Resource and resource limits
    3. JPI income and payment standards
    4. Calculating hours for JPI, JP2, J82
    5. Program benefits

  4. Making Job Participation Incentive (JPI) Issuances
    1. Making updates to or create a UCMS case
    2. Make updates to or create an FCAS case
    3. Benefit period

  5. Reporting and Acting on Changes
    1. Reporting requirements
    2. What to do when a client reports a change
    3. Late, incomplete or nonreporting

State Family Pre-SSI (SFPSS)

  1. Program Intent and Overview
    1. Program intent
    2. Program overview

  2. Eligibility
  3. Nonfinancial Requirements
    1. Specific program requirements
    2. Legal costs
    3. Disability determination; overview
    4. Impairments
    5. Individual does not meet or equal a listed impairment

  4. Financial Requirements
    1. Payment standard

  5. Issuing Benefits and Changes
    1. Overview of changes
    2. Changes that must be reported
    3. Effective dates: initial month's benefits
    4. Effective dates: other
    5. Effective dates: special circumstances
    6. Redetermination of eligibility
    7. Redetermination interview

  6. Participation, Cooperation and Re-Engagement
    1. Good cause for noncooperation with activities
    2. Good cause for missing appropriate medical appointments
    3. Good cause for noncooperation with substance abuse or mental health treatment
    4. Good cause for not pursuing assets
    5. What is noncooperation?
    6. What is re-engagement?
    7. SFPSS Re-engagement Review Process

Worker Guide PSS-1: State Family Pre-SSI (SFPSS)

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