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340:50-5-7.1. Residents of institutions

Issued 9-15-17

Persons are considered residents of an institution when the institution provides them with over 50 percent of three meals daily as part of the institution's normal services.Per Section 273.1(b)(7)(vi) of Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations (7 C.F.R. § 273.1(b)(7)(vi)), residents of institutions are not eligible for participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program unless they are:

(1) residents of federally subsidized housing for the elderly, built either under Section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959 or Section 236 of the National Housing Act;

(2) residents of a drug addiction or alcoholic treatment and rehabilitation program, meeting criteria per Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 340:50-5-26;

(3) residents of group homes who are considered blind or disabled per OAC 340:50-5-4 when the group home meets criteria per OAC 340:50-5-27.Group home means a private or public non-profit, residential setting serving no more than 16 residents certified by the Oklahoma State Department of Health per Section 1616(e) of the Social Security Act; • 1

(4) victims of domestic violence and their children temporarily residing in a domestic violence shelter meeting criteria, per OAC 340:50-5-28.A domestic violence shelter means a public or private non-profit, residential facility serving victims and their children.When the facility also serves other persons, a portion of the facility must be set aside on a long-term basis to serve only victims of domestic violence and their children; or

(5) residents of public or private non-profit shelters for homeless persons when the shelter meets criteria per OAC 340:50-5-30.


Issued 9-15-17

1.Residents of for-profit group homes may be eligible to receive food benefits when the facility allows them to elect whether they want to receive the majority of their meals from the institution.A resident who:

(1) chooses not to receive a majority of his or her meals from the for-profit facility is entitled to receive food benefits; or

(2) elects to receive the majority of his or her meals from the for-profit group home is not eligible for food benefits.

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