ORS 416.310¹
Estate of deceased person liable for aid received
  • relatives not relieved from obligation of support

(1) Except as otherwise provided by ORS 411.708 (Recovery of supplemental income program assistance from certain estates), the estate of every deceased person who received aid from the state or any county or whose burial expenses have been paid by the state or any county, other than aid received pursuant to ORS 412.006 (Administration of temporary assistance for needy families program), 444.120 (Hearing) or 444.220 (Compensation for treatment at other hospitals), is liable for the actual cost of such aid so rendered or the actual expenses of such burial. The state or the county shall have a just and valid claim against such estate therefor.

(2) Nothing in this section relieves the parents, children, brothers or sisters of any needy person from their obligation to support such person, or prevents the county court from recovering for such support.

(3) Nothing in this section authorizes the recovery of the amount of any aid from the estate or surviving spouse of a recipient to the extent that the need for aid resulted from a crime committed against the recipient. [Formerly 411.480; 1985 c.522 §5; 1993 c.249 §6; 2005 c.381 §25]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 416—Recovery and Reimbursement of Aid, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors416.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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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