Links to local offices for DHS Self-Sufficiency, DHS Child Welfare, County Developmental Disability Programs, DHS Aging and People with Disabilities and Area Agency on Aging, and Vocational Rehabilitation.
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.
Information about medical assistance plans like Medicaid and Medicare for seniors and persons with Disabilities.
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).
SHIBA volunteers help Medicare beneficiaries understand their rights and options in insurance, so that they can make informed choices.
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.
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.
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.
The Legal Issues for Older Adults handbook is designed to help identify some of the matters that people may encounter as they age. The booklet may be read on line, downloaded for free, or purchased. Topics covered include benefits and medical programs, long-term care, estate planning, consumer information, protecting yourself from crime and abuse, and family relationships.