Last Updated on March 20, 2023 by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt
Oregon TANF (temporary cash assistance) assists low-income families with minor children and pregnant women through cash assistance for basic needs.
They require work-eligible recipients to participate in JOBS employment and training programs for at least 30 hours a week.
Eligibility Requirements For Oregon TANF
To be eligible for Oregon TANF, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Residency: Applicants must be residents of Oregon to qualify for TANF.
- Income: Applicants must have a very low income, which is determined based on the number of people in their household. As of 2021, the maximum monthly income for a family of three is $789.
- Assets: Applicants must have limited assets. The asset limit for a family of three is $2,500.
- Citizenship: Applicants must be either US citizens, legal residents, or have a qualified non-citizen status.
- Work requirements: Applicants must be willing and able to work and participate in work-related activities, such as job training, job search, or employment. There are some exceptions to this requirement, such as for individuals with a disability or for parents with young children.
- Child support cooperation: Applicants must cooperate with DHS in establishing paternity and child support orders for any children in their household.
FAQs About Temporary Cash Assistance In Oregon
What are the qualifications for welfare in Oregon?
- U.S. citizen or legal alien, or permanent resident
- Live in Oregon
- Responsible for a child under 19 years of age
- Unemployed or underemployed (working for very low wages)
- Have income and assets below TANF limits
How much TANF can I get in Oregon?
Families qualified for TANF have few assets and little or no income. A family of three receives monthly $506 from Oregon.
How long can I get TANF in Oregon?
Oregon limited the dependency on TANF assistance to 5 years (60 months)
How do I apply for welfare in Oregon?
Start your application online or contact your local office before applying in person. A scheduled interview will determine your eligibility prior to your application.
If you qualify, your monthly benefits will go through an electronic EBT card (Oregon Trail Card).