5101:6-20-02 State hearings - definition of intentional program violation.

(A) In the Ohio works first (OWF) program, intentional program violation shall consist of any action by an individual, for the purpose of establishing or maintaining the family's eligibility for OWF or for increasing or preventing a reduction in the amount of the monthly OWF grant that is intentionally:

(1) A false or misleading statement or misrepresentation, concealment, or withholding of facts; or

(2) Any act intended to mislead, misrepresent, conceal, or withhold facts or propound a falsity.

(B) In the food assistance program, intentional program violation shall consist of an action by an individual, for the purpose of using, presenting, transferring, acquiring, receiving, or possessing food assistance benefits that is intentionally:

(1) A false or misleading statement, or a misrepresentation, concealment or withholding of facts; or

(2) Any act that constitutes a violation of the Food Stamp Act (as in effect on 2/28/2014), the food assistance program regulations, or any state statute relating to the use, presentation, transfer, acquisition, receipt, or possessing or trafficking of food assistance benefits, or the electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card.

(C) In the prevention, retention and contingency (PRC) program, intentional program violation shall consist of an action by an individual, for the purpose of establishing eligibility for PRC benefits that is intentionally:

(1) A false or misleading statement or misrepresentation, concealment, or withholding of facts; or

(2) Any act intended to mislead, misrepresent, conceal, or withhold facts or propound a falsity.

Effective: 02/28/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/18/2013 and 02/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5101.35
Rule Amplifies: 5101.35
Prior Effective Dates: 6/20/80, 10/1/81, 8/1/83, 9/1/94, 3/18/96, 5/18/96, 5/15/99, 6/1/03, 9/1/08