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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As of March 9, 2021, Trump’s discriminatory, expanded Public Charge rule is permanently BLOCKED, and is no longer in effect anywhere in the United States.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.

Your Right to Make Health Care Decisions

Information from the Oregon Health Plan Client Handbook about your right to make health care decisions, including the use of advanced directives.

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Questions and Answers about the federal Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and what it means for Oregon workers.

Family Leave in Oregon (OFLA, OMFLA, FMLA)

Information about the Oregon and federal laws that give employees 12 weeks per year of unpaid family leave for certain purposes, such as the birth of a child or serious medical conditions. And the Oregon Military Family Leave Act (OMFLA) that gives military personnel unpaid leave per deployment for some purposes.

Oregon Long-Term Care Ombudsman

The Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman investigates and resolves complaints made by or on behalf of residents of nursing facilities, adult foster care homes, residential care facilities, or assisted living facilities.

Programs and Services for Seniors & Persons with Disabilities - Oregon DHS

Programs and services available to assist senior and people with disabilities, including: Alzheimer's Resources, For Family Caregivers, Community-Based Care, Help in Your Home, Spousal Impoverishment Law, Estate Administration Program, Elder Abuse Investigation, Elder Financial Exploitation, Financial and Medical Assistance.

Oregon Health Authority Ombudsperson

The OHA Ombuds program advocates for individual Oregon Health Plan member needs.

CSU - Client Services Unit

The Client Services Unit (CSU) of the Oregon Health Authority provides information, referral and assistance resolving problems regarding medical coverage, the Oregon Health Plan, and billing problems. The toll-free number is 1-800-273-0557.

Oregon Disaster Legal Services

Resources, information and legal help for Oregon disaster survivors.

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.

Wildfire and Disaster Resources

Resources for those affected by wildfires and other natural disasters in Oregon.

Governor's Advocacy Office (Ombudsman)

The Governor's Advocacy Office at the Department of Human Services is part of the Department's Director's Office and serves as the Ombudsman for the Department's programs and services. The Children's Ombudsman is also located in this office.

The Oregon Health Plan

The Oregon Health Plan provides health coverage to eligible low-income Oregonians. Find out about this program and how to apply.

Oregon Health Plan - Information

Do you need health care? Do you have a disability and no health insurance? Information about the Oregon Health Plan (OHP).

Oregon Health Plan: Citizenship and Identity Verification

U.S. citizens and many non-citizens can get OHP benefits.

Oregon Health Plan - If You are Denied Services or Have a Complaint

Information about what you can do if you are denied eligibility, coverage, or services (including the failure to provide an interpreter when needed) under the Oregon Health Plan (OHP).

Medical Debt on OHP?

Do you have medical debt from when you were on the Oregon Health Plan (OHP)? If so, we may be able to help you.

Medical Coverage - Affordable Care Act

Information about health care benefits and federal help to pay medical costs under the Affordable Care Act, (also known as Obamacare).

COFA Nation Health Insurance

If you are from Micronesia, Palau, or the Marshall Islands and you can't afford health insurance, you may qualify for a new, low cost, health insurance offered by the State of Oregon. Contact Oregon healthcare.gov to sign up or find a community partner to help you sign up by December 15.

Oregon Healthcare.gov

Resources to help you apply for health insurance and financial help through Oregon's Affordable Care Act program.

Assistance for Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries

Find out about programs to help low-income Medicare recipients pay Medicare premiums and other costs.

Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA)

SHIBA volunteers help Medicare beneficiaries understand their rights and options in insurance, so that they can make informed choices.

Medicare Interactive

Free interactive online resource to help people with Medicare, caregivers, and health care professionals stay current on changes to Medicare due to health reform.

Medicare and You

This official government booklet includes: a summary of Medicare benefits, coverage decisions, rights and protections, and answers to the most frequently asked questions about Medicare. Available to download as a PDF document and an audio podcast.

Medicare Part D

Link to official Medicare website for Medicare Part D information.

Oregon Health Plan: Citizenship and Identity Verification

U.S. citizens and many non-citizens can get OHP benefits.

Immigration Status and Eligibility for Government Help

Many non-U.S. citizens and undocumented immigrants ARE eligible for public assistance! The relationship between immigration status and eligibility for government benefits (such as food stamps, medical coverage, and cash assistance) is complicated. Learn more through this resource.

If You Need Medicaid Help With Long-Term Care Costs

Some Basic Information About Income Cap Trusts.

Charity Care - Financial Assistance for Hospital Bills

Charity Care is financial assistance for medical services. If you cannot afford to pay your hospital bill, you may be eligible to have part or all of the bill forgiven as Charity Care.

Keeping Utilities Going in Households with Persons Needing Ongoing Medical Care

Does someone in your household require ongoing medical care? Are you worried your electric, natural gas or telephone service might be disconnected? If you are, you should know that Oregon's regulated utilities offer a program to allow special payment arrangements to avoid having your telephone, electric and gas service from being shut off if you fall behind on paying your bills. If you have questions about this program, call the Oregon Public Utility Commission, Consumer Section at 1-800-522-2404.

Oregon Prescription Drug Program

The OPDP is a state-sponsored program that enables Oregonians who are uninsured or under-insured to purchase prescription drugs at discounted prices. Learn more about this program and how to apply.

Prescription Drugs - NeedyMeds

Information about patient assistance programs, including Pharmaceutical Discount Cards, to help people who can't afford to purchase medicines obtain health supplies, medication and equipment.

Generic Drugs

Information about generic prescription drugs and how their use might save you money.

Exceptions to the Health Insurance Mandate

Most people in the U.S. are required to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty beginning in 2014. People who qualify for an exemption don’t have to pay the penalty. Please download the attached flyer with addresses and links to organizations that can help.

Information and Resources about Public Health and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information and resources about Coronavirus (COVID-19) for concerned Oregonians.

Safety Net Resources during the COVID-19 Emergency

Food, Cash Assistance, Health Care and Public Charge resources during COVID-19.

If You Are A Single Person And Need Long-Term Care

Medicaid coverage for long-term care for persons who are not married.

If You Are Married And You Or Your Spouse Needs Long-Term Care

Information about Medicaid coverage for married persons for long-term care for you or your spouse.

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.

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.

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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