2017 ORS 411.085¹
Reconsideration of grants of public assistance

(1) The Department of Human Services may reconsider a grant of general assistance or a grant of public assistance only for the following purposes:

(a) To correct an inadvertent clerical or mathematical error made when determining a grant of general assistance or a grant of public assistance;

(b) To correct misinformation provided to an applicant or recipient by the department;

(c) To consider facts not previously known to the department;

(d) To correct errors caused by a misapplication of the law by the department;

(e) To consider substantive changes in the applicable law; or

(f) To consider a change in circumstances that directly affects the eligibility of a recipient of general assistance or public assistance.

(2) A recipient of general assistance or public assistance may request reconsideration of a grant of general assistance or a grant of public assistance for the purposes described in subsection (1) of this section.

(3) If the department reduces, suspends or terminates a grant of general assistance or a grant of public assistance after reconsideration under subsection (1) of this section, the department shall provide an opportunity for a hearing under ORS chapter 183.

(4) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, the department may conduct periodic redeterminations of eligibility of recipients of grants of general assistance or grants of public assistance and participate in audits and other review activities as required by state or federal law. [Formerly 411.111]

(formerly 411.111)

Notes of Decisions

Sec­tion contemplates periodic review to determine whether all eligibility factors continue to be verified; verifica­tion of eligibility is ongoing process and not limited to initial grant of assistance or change of circumstances. Ormsby v. AFSD, 299 Or 84, 699 P2d 165 (1985)

Chapter 411

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Public Welfare Division records showing cost of medical services to welfare recipients as public records, (1972) Vol 35, p 1143

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 411—Public Assistance and Medical Assistance, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors411.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 411, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano411.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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