Public Benefits & Immigration

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Know the Facts about "Public Charge"

As of March 9, 2021, Trump’s discriminatory, expanded Public Charge rule is permanently BLOCKED, and is no longer in effect anywhere in the United States. Now, immigrants can safely get public benefits that support their health, nutrition, and housing without fear of impact on their immigration status.

Immigrants, Taxes, and the Affordable Care Act

This FAQ explores tax-related Affordable Care Act (ACA) issues that are of particular concern to immigrants and their families.

Oregon Helps on 211Info.org

Find out if your family might be able to get help from 33 state and federal programs. This website also gives you a list of the agencies and contact information in every county in Oregon.

Oregon Public Benefits Information & Hotline

The Oregon Public Benefits Hotline 1(800) 520-5292, provides legal advice and representation to low income people living in Oregon who are having problems with government benefits.

Verification (Proof)

Whenever you apply for public assistance (such as SNAP benefits, TANF, etc.), DHS or the DSO will ask you for verification. What is verification? Find out here.

How to Write an Affidavit

An affidavit is a written statement that is notarized. If you need to provide a written statement from someone with personal knowledge about what you are trying to prove, and this person cannot testify in person, you can use an affidavit. Includes instructions, sample and blank affidavit form.

Self Advocacy - How to Get Through the Maze of Welfare

This pamphlet gives helpful tips for dealing with all Oregon welfare programs.

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