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As of March 9, 2021, Trump’s discriminatory, expanded Public Charge rule is permanently BLOCKED, and is no longer in effect anywhere in the United States.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.
Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Program
Information about the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Program for people receiving TANF benefits.
JOBS Support Service Payments from DHS
Information about JOBS Support Service payments - which are supplemental payments to cover costs that will help families find or retain a job.
Oregon Employment Department - Employment Programs for Job Seekers
The Employment Department has useful information about job search resources, job fairs, and apprenticeships. This website also has a link to the iMatchSkills job-matching tool.
Oregon Employment Initiative: Find a Job
Employment resources for seniors and persons with disabilities.
Oregon Job Listings
The Employment Department of the State of Oregon lists many jobs available in Oregon. Check here.
Oregon Worksource Centers
Location of all Employment Department offices in Oregon - for help finding a job.
Employed Persons with Disabilities (EPD)
EPD is a Medicaid program administered by the Oregon Department of Human Services. EPD provides medical coverage and long-term services to people with disabilities who are employed.
Oregon Child Care Subsidy
Information about the Employment-Related Day Care program (ERDC), a subsidy that helps eligible low-income families pay for child care while they are working.
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.
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.