Program Acronyms

Published: 2015

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The Oregon Administrative Rules contain OARs filed through November 15, 2015







Program Acronyms and Overview
(1) Acronyms are frequently used when
referring to a program. There is an acronym for each umbrella program and acronyms
for each subprogram.
(2) When no program acronym
appears in a rule in chapter 461 of these rules, the rule with no program acronym
applies to all programs listed in this rule. If a rule does not apply to all programs,
the rule uses program acronyms to identify the programs to which the rule applies.
(3) Wherever an umbrella
acronym appears, that means the rule covers all the subprograms under that code.
(4) CAWEM; Citizen/Alien-Waived
Emergent Medical. Medicaid coverage of emergent medical needs for individuals who
are not eligible for other medical programs solely because they do not meet citizenship
and alien status requirements.
(5) DSNAP; Disaster Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program. Following a presidential declaration of a major disaster
in Oregon, DSNAP provides emergency DSNAP program benefits to victims. OAR 461-135-0491
to 461-135-0497 cover DSNAP eligibility and benefits.
(6) EA; Emergency Assistance.
Emergency cash to families without the resources to meet emergent needs.
(7) ERDC or ERDC-BAS; Employment
Related Day Care-Basic. Helps low-income working families pay the cost of child
(8) GA; General Assistance.
Cash assistance to low-income individuals with disabilities who do not have dependent
(9) GAM; General Assistance
Medical. Medical assistance to individuals who are eligible for the GA program but
have not been found eligible for OSIPM benefits.
(10) HSP; Housing Stabilization
Program. A program that helps low-income families obtain stable housing. The program
is operated through the Housing and Community Services Department through community-based,
service-provider agencies. The Department's rules for the program (OAR 461-135-1305
to 461-135-1335) were repealed July 1, 2001.
(11) JOBS; Job Opportunity
and Basic Skills. An employment program for TANF clients. JOBS helps these clients
attain self-sufficiency through training and employment. The program is part of
Welfare Reform.
(12) JOBS Plus. Provides
subsidized jobs rather than SNAP or TANF benefits. For TANF clients, JOBS Plus is
a component of the JOBS Program; for SNAP clients and noncustodial parents of children
receiving TANF, it is a separate employment program. Eligibility for TANF clients,
SNAP clients, and noncustodial parents of children receiving TANF is determined
by the Department. Eligibility for UI recipients is determined by the Oregon State
Employment Department. When used alone, JOBS Plus includes only clients whose JOBS
Plus program participation is through the Department of Human Services. JOBS Plus
administered through the Oregon State Employment Department is known in chapter
461 of the Oregon Administrative Rules as Oregon Employment Department UI JOBS Plus.
The following acronyms are used for specific categories:
(a) TANF-PLS; Clients eligible
for JOBS Plus based on TANF.
(b) SNAP-PLS; Clients eligible
for JOBS Plus based on SNAP.
(c) NCP-PLS; Noncustodial
parents of children receiving TANF.
(13) JPI; Job Participation
Incentive. An additional $10 food benefit to help increase the ability of parents
with children, who meet federal TANF participation rate, to meet the nutritional
needs of their families.
(14) LIS; Low-Income Subsidy.
The Low-Income Subsidy program is a federal assistance program for Medicare clients
who are eligible for extra help meeting their Medicare Part D prescription drug
(15) OFSET. The Oregon Food
Stamp Employment Transition Program, which helps SNAP program benefit recipients
find employment. This program is mandatory for some SNAP program benefit recipients.
(16) OSIP; Oregon Supplemental
Income Program. Cash supplements and special need payments to individuals who are
blind, disabled, or 65 years of age or older. When used alone, OSIP refers to all
OSIP programs. The following acronyms are used for OSIP subprograms:
(a) OSIP-AB; Oregon Supplemental
Income Program — Aid to the Blind.
(b) OSIP-AD; Oregon Supplemental
Income Program — Aid to the Disabled.
(c) OSIP-EPD; Oregon Supplemental
Income Program — Employed Persons with Disabilities program. This program
provides Medicaid coverage for employed persons with disabilities with adjusted
income less than 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.
(d) OSIP-OAA; Oregon Supplemental
Income Program — Old Age Assistance.
(17) OSIPM; Oregon Supplemental
Income Program Medical. Medical coverage for elderly and disabled individuals. When
used alone, OSIPM refers to all OSIP-related medical programs. The following codes
are used for OSIPM subprograms:
(a) OSIPM-AB; Oregon Supplemental
Income Program Medical — Aid to the Blind.
(b) OSIPM-AD; Oregon Supplemental
Income Program Medical — Aid to the Disabled.
(c) OSIPM-EPD; Oregon Supplemental
Income Program Medical — Employed Persons with Disabilities program. This
program provides Medicaid coverage for employed persons with disabilities with adjusted
income less than 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.
(d) OSIPM-OAA; Oregon Supplemental
Income Program Medical — Old Age Assistance.
(e) OSIPM-IC; Oregon Supplemental
Income Program Medical — Independent Choices
(18) The Post-TANF program
provides a monthly transitional payment to employed clients who are no longer eligible
for the Pre-TANF or TANF programs due to earnings, and meet the other eligibility
(19) The Pre-TANF program
is an up-front assessment and resource-search program for TANF applicant families.
The intent of the program is to assess the individual's employment potential; determine
any barriers to employment or family stability; develop an individualized case plan
that promotes family stability and financial independence; help individuals find
employment or other alternatives; and provide basic living expenses immediately
to families in need.
(20) QMB; Qualified Medicare
Beneficiaries. Programs providing payment of Medicare premiums and one program also
providing additional medical coverage for Medicare recipients. Each of these programs
also is considered to be a Medicare Savings Program (MSP). When used alone in a
rule, QMB refers to all MSP. The following codes are used for QMB subprograms:
(a) QMB-BAS; Qualified Medicare
Beneficiaries — Basic. The basic QMB program.
(b) QMB-DW; Qualified Medicare
Beneficiaries — Disabled Worker. Payment of the Medicare Part A premium for
individuals under age 65 who have lost eligibility for Social Security disability
benefits because they have become substantially gainfully employed.
(c) QMB-SMB; Qualified Medicare
Beneficiaries — Specified Limited Medicare Beneficiary. Payment of the Medicare
Part B premium only. There are no medical benefits available through QMB-SMB.
(d) QMB-SMF; Qualified Medicare
Beneficiaries — Qualified Individuals. Payment of the Medicare Part B premium
only. There are no medical benefits available through QMB-SMF. This program has
a 100-percent federal match, but also has an allocation that, if reached, results
in the closure of the program.
(21) REF; Refugee Assistance.
Cash assistance to low-income refugee singles or married couples without children.
(22) REFM; Refugee Assistance
Medical. Medical coverage for low-income refugees.
(23) The Repatriate Program
helps Americans resettle in the United States if they have left a foreign land because
of an emergency situation.
(24) SFDNP; Senior Farm Direct
Nutrition Program. Food vouchers for low-income seniors. Funded by a grant from
the United States Department of Agriculture.
(25) SFPSS; State Family
Pre-SSI/SSDI Program. A voluntary program providing cash assistance and case management
services to families when at least one TANF eligible adult in the household has
an impairment (see OAR 461-125-0260) and is or will be applying for Supplemental
Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
(26) SNAP; Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program. Helps low-income households maintain proper nutrition by giving
them the means to purchase food. SNAP used to be known as FS or Food Stamps; any
reference to SNAP also includes FS and Food Stamps.
(27) TA-DVS; Temporary Assistance
for Domestic Violence Survivors. Addresses the needs of individuals threatened by
domestic violence.
(28) TANF; Temporary Assistance
for Needy Families. Cash assistance for families when children in those families
are deprived of parental support because of continued absence, death, incapacity,
or unemployment.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.060, 411.404, 411.706,
411.816, 412.014, 412.049, 414.025 & 414.826
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.060,
411.404, 411.704, 411.706, 411.816, 412.014, 412.049, 414.025, 414.826 & 414.839
Hist.: AFS 80-1989, f. 12-21-89,
cert. ef. 2-1-90; AFS 12-1990, f. 3-30-90, cert. ef. 4-1-90; AFS 16-1990, f. 6-29-90,
cert. ef. 7-1-90; AFS 20-1990, f. 8-17-90, cert. ef. 9-1-90; AFS 23-1990, f. 9-28-90,
cert. ef. 10-1-90; AFS 13-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-91; AFS 20-1992, f. 7-31-92,
cert. ef. 8-1-92; AFS 35-1992, f. 12-31-92, cert. ef. 1-1-93; AFS 16-1993, f. &
cert. ef. 9-1-93; AFS 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 2-1-94; AFS 23-1994, f. 9-29-94,
cert. ef. 10-1-94; AFS 10-1995, f. 3-30-95, cert. ef. 4-1-95; AFS 13-1995, f. 6-29-95,
cert. ef. 7-1-95; AFS 17-1996, f. 4-29-96, cert. ef. 5-1-96; AFS 42-1996, f. 12-31-96,
cert. ef. 1-1-97; AFS 3-1997, f. 3-31-97, cert. ef. 4-1-97; AFS 9-1997, f. &
cert. ef. 7-1-97; AFS 4-1998, f. 2-25-98, cert. ef. 3-1-98; AFS 10-1998, f. 6-29-98,
cert. ef. 7-1-98; AFS 17-1998, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-98; AFS 25-1998, f. 12-18-98,
cert. ef. 1-1-99; AFS 1-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-1-99 thru 7-31-99; AFS
7-1999, f. 4-27-99, cert. ef. 5-1-99; AFS 9-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-99; AFS
17-2000, f. 6-28-00, cert. ef. 7-1-00; AFS 11-2001, f. 6-29-01, cert. ef. 7-1-01;
AFS 17-2001(Temp), f. 8-31-01, cert. ef. 9-1-01 thru 9-30-01; AFS 22-2001, f. &
cert. ef. 10-1-01; AFS 5-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-1-02; AFS 10-2002, f. &
cert. ef. 7-1-02; SSP 1-2003, f. 1-31-03, cert. ef. 2-1-03; SSP 7-2003, f. &
cert. ef. 4-1-03; SSP 29-2003(Temp), f. 10-31-03, cert. ef. 11-1-03 thru 3-31-04;
SSP 6-2004, f. & cert. ef. 4-1-04; SSP 17-2004, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-04; SSP
22-2004, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-04; SSP 7-2005, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-05; SSP
19-2005, f. 12-30-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; SSP 8-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-1-06; SSP
7-2007, f. 6-29-07, cert. ef. 7-1-07; SSP 11-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-1-07
thru 3-29-08; SSP 5-2008, f. 2-29-08, cert. ef. 3-1-08; SSP 23-2008, f. & cert.
ef. 10-1-08; SSP 26-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; SSP 29-2009(Temp), f. &
cert. ef. 10-1-09 thru 3-30-10; SSP 38-2009, f. 12-31-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; SSP
39-2009(Temp), f. 12-31-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10 thru 6-30-10; SSP 18-2010, f. &
cert. ef. 7-1-10; SSP 25-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-16-10 thru 2-12-11; SSP
41-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; SSP 9-2012, f. 3-29-12, cert. ef. 4-1-12;
SSP 22-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-23-13 thru 2-19-14; SSP 29-2013(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 10-1-13 thru 2-19-14; SSP 37-2013, f. 12-31-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14;
SSP 14-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-26-14 thru 12-23-14; SSP 16-2014, f. &
cert. ef. 7-1-1; SSP 18-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14 thru 12-23-14; SSP
24-2014, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-14; SSP 11-2015, f. 3-13-15, cert. ef. 4-1-15

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