2013 ORS § 412.016¹
Enrollment in educational institution as allowable work activity

(1) Subject to the limitation in ORS 412.017 (Limitation on enrollment in educational institution), a parent who applies for or receives temporary assistance for needy families under ORS 412.001 (Definitions) to 412.069 (Appeal from denial of or failure to act on application or from modification or cancellation of aid) and who meets the criteria described in subsection (2) of this section may enroll in and attend a two-year or four-year program at an educational institution as an allowable work activity for purposes of ORS 412.001 (Definitions) to 412.069 (Appeal from denial of or failure to act on application or from modification or cancellation of aid).

(2) To enroll in and attend an educational institution as an allowable work activity, a parent must:

(a) Be accepted for full-time attendance into or be enrolled full-time at an educational institution;

(b) Demonstrate that completion of the educational program is likely to result in employment that provides the wages and benefits necessary for the parent to support the parents family without temporary assistance for needy families; and

(c) Make satisfactory academic progress, as defined by the educational institution, toward a degree or certificate.

(3) A parent who is enrolled at an educational institution under this section shall receive temporary assistance for needy families under ORS 412.001 (Definitions) to 412.069 (Appeal from denial of or failure to act on application or from modification or cancellation of aid) as well as be eligible for all other support services under the temporary assistance for needy families program. Assistance under this section does not include tuition and fees associated with enrollment at an educational institution.

(4) The Department of Human Services shall inform all parents applying for or participating in the temporary assistance for needy families program of the option to enroll in an educational institution and the requirements under subsection (2) of this section.

(5) The department shall adopt rules to implement and administer this section.

(6) As used in this section, educational institution has the meaning given that term in ORS 348.105 (Loan obligations enforceable against minor). [2003 c.212 §1; 2009 c.11 §55]

Note: 412.016 (Enrollment in educational institution as allowable work activity) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 412 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.