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As of March 9, 2021, Trump’s discriminatory, expanded Public Charge rule is permanently BLOCKED, and is no longer in effect anywhere in the United States.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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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