2013 ORS § 412.028¹
Petition for and appointment of guardian or conservator
  • costs
  • compensation

(1) If, after such period as may be prescribed by the Department of Human Services, it appears to the department that the need for money payments of aid to a representative payee is continuing or likely to continue in any case, the department may petition for the judicial appointment of a guardian or a conservator of the estate of the relative referred to in ORS 412.026 (Payment of aid to individual other than relative) (1). If a guardian or a conservator of the estate of the relative is appointed and duly qualified, money payments of aid otherwise payable to the relative, or representative payee, shall be paid to the guardian or the conservator until the department determines that the conditions which would justify money payments of aid to a representative payee under ORS 412.026 (Payment of aid to individual other than relative) no longer exist.

(2) Subject to funds made available to the department for administrative expenditures, the department shall, with respect to any guardianship or conservatorship established under this section:

(a) Pay all costs and fees reasonably incurred in obtaining the appointment of the guardian or the conservator, including any necessary bond premiums;

(b) Pay all costs and fees necessarily incurred by the guardian or the conservator in administering money payments of aid received by the guardian or conservator under this section; and

(c) Compensate the guardian or the conservator, for the fees in administering the money payments, according to schedules of fees prescribed by rule or regulation of the department. [Formerly 418.054]