To be eligible for Oregon Family Assistance, you must be a resident of Oregon, and a U.S. citizen, legal alien or qualified alien. You must be unemployed or underemployed and have low or very low income. You must also be one of the following:
The TANF application process starts with a request. The request may be in the form of a phone call, visit, or written request by you or another person or agency acting on your behalf. The date of request is the date the request for benefits is received by the Division. You must apply at the branch serving the area in which your family lives or works. The application process is completed when you fill out, sign the application form, have a face-to-face interview and provide the necessary information and verification within 45 days.
For an application, contact the Oregon Department of Human Services at 503-945-5651 or contact your local DHS Self-sufficiency office.
See also Oregon Helps, a website that can help you find out if you might be eligible for several programs that serve families and children.