461-120-0510    Effective 10/01/17
Age Requirements for Clients to Receive Benefits

  1. If the year of an individual's birth is known but the month is unknown, the month of birth is presumed to be July. If the date of birth is unknown, the date of birth is presumed to be the first of the month.

  2. To be eligible for the TANF program:

    1. A dependent child (see OAR 461-001-0000)--

      1. May not be legally married (see OAR 461-001-0000), legally married and separated, or legally emancipated; and

      2. Must be under 18 years of age; or under 19 years of age and regularly attending school (see subsection (c) of this section) full time, as determined by the school.

    2. A caretaker relative (see OAR 461-001-0000) may be any age.

    3. "Regularly attending school" means enrolled in and attending any of the following:

      1. A school in grade 12 or below, including home schooling approved by the local school district.

      2. GED classes in lieu of high school.

      3. A course of vocational or technical training, including Job Corps, in lieu of high school.

      4. The Oregon School for the Deaf.

    4. The student's full-time status is defined by the school.

    5. Regular attendance continues when a student misses school because of an illness, family emergency, or vacation, as long as the student intends to return to school. Students are considered to be in attendance for the full month in which they complete or discontinue school or training.

  3. To be eligible for payment of child care costs for the ERDC or TANF program, a child must be--

    1. Under 12 years of age for the ERDC program or under 13 years of age for the TANF program; or

    2. Under 18 years of age and--

      1. Physically or mentally incapable of selfcare;

      2. Under court supervision;

      3. Receiving foster care;

      4. Eligible for the special need rate for child care in OAR 461-155-0150; or

      5. Subject to circumstances that significantly compromise the child's safety or the caretaker's ability to work or participate in an assigned activity if child care is not available.

  4. To be eligible for the OSIP-AB, OSIPM-AB, QMB-BAS, QMB-SMB, or SNAP programs, a client may be any age.

  5. To be eligible for the OSIP-AD (except OSIP-EPD), OSIPM-AD (except OSIPM-EPD), and QMB-DW programs, a client must be under 65 years of age.

  6. To be eligible for the OSIP-EPD and OSIPM-EPD programs, the client must be 18 years of age or older or be legally emancipated.

  7. To be eligible for the OSIP-OAA or OSIPM-OAA programs, a client must be 65 years of age or older.

  8. To be eligible for the REF  or REFM programs, a client must be one of the following:

    1. 18 years of age or older.

    2. A legally emancipated minor.

    3. In the REFM program, a newborn according to OAR 461-135-0930.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 329A.500, 409.050, 411.060, 411.070, 411.404, 411.816, 412.049, 413.085, 414.685
Stats. Implemented: ORS 329A.500, 409.010, 411.060, 411.070, 411.404, 411.816, 412.049

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