2013 ORS § 293.495¹
Procedure for payment

(1) Payment authorized by ORS 293.490 (Payment upon death of person entitled to money from state if estate not in probate) may be made only upon receipt by the State Treasurer or other state officer authorized to disburse moneys due the decedent of an affidavit from one of the survivors in a group of survivors listed in ORS 293.490 (Payment upon death of person entitled to money from state if estate not in probate) (3), that:

(a) The decedent died testate or intestate, as the case may be.

(b) The estate of the decedent will not be probated.

(c) The aggregate sums due the decedent from the State of Oregon, except for salary or wages, do not exceed the principal sum of $10,000.

(d) The relationship of the claimants to the decedent is described in ORS 293.490 (Payment upon death of person entitled to money from state if estate not in probate) (3), specifying the particular relationship of each claimant; that there is no other survivor in the group that includes the claimants; and that there is no survivor in any group preceding the group that includes the claimants as listed in ORS 293.490 (Payment upon death of person entitled to money from state if estate not in probate) (3).

(e) The expenses of last illness and funeral of the decedent will be paid out of the moneys so paid by the State Treasurer or other disbursing officer, to the full amount thereof, if necessary.

(2) The State Treasurer or other officer making disbursement shall be under no obligation to determine the truth of the affidavit. The payment of the amount due such decedent, made in good faith to the claimants, shall constitute a full acquittance and release of the State Treasurer or other disbursing officer for the amount so paid.

(3) In the event that a warrant, check or order has been lost, stolen or destroyed, the proper survivors, as specified in ORS 293.490 (Payment upon death of person entitled to money from state if estate not in probate), may obtain payment of the amount thereof by filing with the State Treasurer or other disbursing officer a written statement in accordance with ORS 293.475 (Issuance of duplicate instrument). [Formerly 291.528; 1965 c.401 §2; 1979 c.763 §5; 1981 c.594 §8; 1999 c.59 §76]