ORS 411.795¹
Claim against estate of deceased recipient

(1) The amount of any general assistance paid under this chapter is a claim against the property or any interest therein belonging to and a part of the estate of any deceased recipient or if there be no estate or the estate does not have sufficient assets to satisfy the claim, the estate of the surviving spouse shall be charged for such aid paid to either or both; provided, however, that there shall be no adjustment or recovery of any general assistance correctly paid to or on behalf of any individual under this chapter except after the death of such individual and the surviving spouse of the individual, if any, and only at a time when the individual has no surviving child who is under 21 years of age or is blind or permanently and totally disabled.

(2) Except where there is a surviving spouse, or a surviving child who is under 21 years of age or is blind or permanently and totally disabled, the amount of any general assistance paid under this chapter is a claim against the estate in any conservatorship proceedings and may be paid pursuant to ORS 125.495 (Payment of claims against estate or protected person).

(3) Nothing in this section authorizes the recovery of the amount of any aid from the estate or the surviving spouse of a recipient to the extent that the need for aid resulted from a crime committed against the recipient.

(4) As used in this section, "general assistance" includes the state’s monthly contribution to the federal government to defray the costs of outpatient prescription drug coverage provided to a person who is eligible for Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage and who receives benefits under the state medical assistance program or Title XIX of the Social Security Act. [1971 c.422 §1; 1975 c.386 §1; 1985 c.522 §1; 1995 c.664 §91; 2005 c.754 §2]

Note: 411.795 (Claim against estate of deceased recipient) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 411 by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Chapter 411

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Public Welfare Division records showing cost of medical services to welfare recipients as public records, (1972) Vol 35, p 1143

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 411—Adult and Family Services; Public Assistance, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors411.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 411, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­411ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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