ORS 412.034¹
Denial of aid when unemployed parent refuses employment

Aid under ORS 412.006 (Administration of temporary assistance for needy families program) shall not be granted with respect to, or on behalf of, a dependent child living with an unemployed parent if, and for as long as, the unemployed parent of such child refuses without good cause to accept employment in which the unemployed parent is able to engage and which is offered through any employment office defined in ORS 657.010 (Definitions) or which is otherwise offered by any employer if such offer is determined by the Department of Human Services after notification by such employer to be a bona fide offer of such employment. [Formerly 418.075]

(formerly 418.075)

Notes of Decisions

Regula­tions under this statute, in so far as they impose greater burdens on welfare recipients than do federal statutes, are preempted by federal laws. Bueno v. Juras, 349 F Supp 91 (1972)

Regula­tions under this statute that provide for termina­tion of welfare benefits during harvest season when farmers made blanket job offers held to be viola­tion of federal law. Bueno v. Juras, 349 F Supp 91 (1972)

Where Adult and Family Services Division had not adopted rule defining “good cause” for refusing employ­ment, division lacked authority to suspend ADC assistance to recipient who failed to report to job when he was referred by Employ­ment Division. Ortiz v. Adult & Family Services Div., 45 Or App 925, 609 P2d 1309 (1980)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 412—Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors412.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 412, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano412.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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