ORS 412.161¹
Policy on two-parent families

The Legislative Assembly finds:

(1) That the provision of public assistance to children dependent by reasons of unemployment of parents would help keep families together and reduce hardship in times of high unemployment;

(2) That the lack of public assistance to two-parent unemployed families does not produce significant financial savings for the State of Oregon since family break-up increases the number of single-parent families receiving public assistance;

(3) That children in two-parent unemployed families have needs as urgent as those of children in single-parent unemployed families;

(4) That the provision of public assistance to two-parent unemployed families would provide access to medical care for these families, health being one of the prerequisites to seeking and maintaining employment;

(5) That because federal law now requires recent employment and active work search to be eligible for federal funds for public assistance to two-parent unemployed families, the availability of federal funds helps those families who are trying hardest to help themselves be self-supporting; and

(6) That additional funds need to be made available in the temporary assistance for needy families program to effectuate this policy. [Formerly 418.180]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 412—Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors412.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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