2017 ORS 408.500¹
Oregon Veterans’ Emergency Financial Assistance Program
  • rules

(1) The Oregon Veterans’ Emergency Financial Assistance Program is created.

(2) The purpose of the program is to provide emergency financial assistance to Oregon veterans and their immediate families for needs that include but are not limited to:

(a) Emergency or temporary housing and related housing expenses, such as expenses for utilities, insurance, house repairs, rent assistance or food;

(b) Emergency medical or dental expenses;

(c) Emergency transportation;

(d) Expenses related to starting a business, such as business licenses or occupational licenses;

(e) Temporary income after military discharge; and

(f) Legal assistance.

(3) The Department of Veterans’ Affairs shall administer the program created under subsection (1) of this section and shall adopt rules implementing the program, including but not limited to establishing procedures for applying for emergency financial assistance and criteria for determining eligibility to receive emergency financial assistance.

(4) As used in this section:

(a) “Immediate family” means a spouse, unremarried surviving spouse, child or stepchild.

(b) “Veteran” means:

(A) A veteran as defined in ORS 408.225 (Definitions for ORS 408.225 to 408.237);

(B) A person who is a member of the Oregon National Guard who has been demobilized after serving on federal active duty for more than 30 days; or

(C) A person who is an Oregon resident, is a member of the Reserves and has been demobilized after serving on federal active duty for more than 30 days. [2005 c.831 §6; 2007 c.42 §1]

Note: 408.500 (Oregon Veterans’ Emergency Financial Assistance Program) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 408 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 408—Miscellaneous Benefits for Veterans and Service Personnel, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors408.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.