Oregon temporary cash assistance (TANF)

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.

FAQ’s about temporary cash assistance in Oregon


What are the qualifications for welfare in Oregon? 

  1. U.S. citizen or legal alien, or permanent resident
  2. Live in Oregon
  3. Responsible for a child under 19 years of age
  4. Unemployed or underemployed (working for very low wages)
  5. Have income and assets below TANF limits

How much TANF can I get in Oregon? 

Families qualified for TANF have few assets and with 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).

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