2011 ORS § 412.001¹
As used in ORS 412.001 (Definitions) to 412.155 (Additional monthly payments of elderly rental assistance) and 418.647 (Foster care payments), unless the context or a specially applicable statutory definition requires otherwise:
(1) Aid means money payments with respect to, or on behalf of, a dependent child or children and includes:
(a) Money payments to meet the needs of the relative with whom the child is living and the spouse of the relative if the spouse lives with the relative, the relative is the childs parent and the child is a dependent child by reason of the physical or mental incapacity, or the unemployment or underemployment, of a parent; or
(b) Payments made to a representative payee or guardian pursuant to ORS 412.026 (Payment of aid to individual other than relative) or 412.028 (Petition for and appointment of guardian or conservator).
(2) Caretaker relative means a dependent childs father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, brother, sister, stepfather, stepmother, stepbrother, stepsister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew or niece who lives in a residence maintained by one or more of the relatives as the childs or the relatives own home.
(3)(a) Dependent child means a needy child:
(A) Who has been deprived of parental support or care by reason of the death, continued absence from the home or physical or mental incapacity, or unemployment or underemployment, of a parent;
(B) Whose caretaker relatives are not able to provide adequate care and support for the child without public assistance, as defined in ORS 411.010 (Definitions);
(C) Who lives with a caretaker relative; and
(D) Who meets the requirements of paragraph (b) of this subsection.
(b)(A) Except as provided in subparagraphs (B) and (C) of this paragraph, a dependent child must be under the age of 18 years.
(B) A child may qualify as a dependent child, subject to the availability of funds, if the child is 18 or 19 or 20 years of age and a student regularly attending a school in grade 12 or below or regularly attending a course of professional or technical training designed to fit the child for gainful employment, other than a course provided by or through a college or university.
(C) Students under the age of 21 years and regularly attending a school, college or university or regularly attending a course of professional or technical training designed to fit the child for gainful employment may be included in the description in subparagraph (B) of this paragraph at the option of the Department of Human Services.
(4) Federally required participation rates means the participation rates as required by section 407 of the Social Security Act.
(5) Representative payee means an individual designated by the department to receive money payments of aid pursuant to ORS 412.026 (Payment of aid to individual other than relative). [Formerly 418.035]