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As of March 9, 2021, Trump’s discriminatory, expanded Public Charge rule is permanently BLOCKED, and is no longer in effect anywhere in the United States.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

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 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.

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.

Assistance for Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries

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

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.

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.

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.

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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