Office of Self-Sufficiency Programs - Notices of Proposed Rulemaking

The Department requests public input on the proposed rule changes described below. Click the links for more information. If you have questions, or if you would like to recieve notices directly by email, please contact the Office of Self-Sufficiency Programs Rules Coordinator by email or at 503-945-6067.

  • This rule is being amended to state that notices that must be provided to the Department or the Oregon Health Authority under ORS 115.003 must be mailed or delivered to the Estate Administration Unit. Written comments may be submitted until Friday, July 22, 2016 at 5 p.m. See the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for more information.

     

  • This rule relating to ERDC child care provider eligibility is being amended to comply with federal requirements. Written comments may be submitted until Friday, July 22, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. See the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for more information.

     

  • These changes impact ERDC, REF, SNAP, and TANF programs. Written comments may be submitted until Friday, June 24, 2016 at 5 p.m. A public hearing will be held to take testimony in person on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 10 a.m. See the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing for more information.

     

  • These changes implement a resource limit of $1,000,000 to be eligible for ERDC. The change is needed to comply with federal regulations. Written comments may be submitted until Friday, June 24, 2016 at 5 p.m. A public hearing will be held to take testimony in person on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 10 a.m. See the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing for more information.

     

  • These changes change the eligibility criteria for a pilot project that allows clients to receive free assistance from the Department with Social Security disability applications and appeals. Under the previous rule, to qualify, clients must be receiving SNAP benefits. The rule is being amended to eliminate that requirement because clients who enter community-based care no longer receive SNAP benefits and therefore were unable to participate. Written comments may be submitted until Friday, June 24, 2016 at 5 p.m. See the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for more information.

  • OSSP Rules Advisory Committee:

    A Rule Advisory Committee (RAC) must be used prior to giving notice of intent to adopt, amend, or repeal rules in which there are issues that will substantially impact the public. (See DHS-010-012) The purpose of a RAC is to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to participate in the rule development process. The OSSP RAC includes members who represent the interests of persons likely to be affected by proposed rules including client advocates, provider representatives, public policy organizations, and other interested parties. Meetings are open to the public, although participation is limited to members of the OSSP RAC. For more information about RAC meetings, or to become a member of the OSSP RAC, please contact the OSSP RAC Administrator.