The Oregon government has approved a $35 million boost to the COVID-19 relief program designed to help Oregonians that have seen compounded financial hardship due to the pandemic.
Now, Oregon has partnered with a private firm to deliver this relief fund to residents. The state will be issuing a one-time $500 check to all who fit the criteria.
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In order to be eligible, you must be a current resident of Oregon, have proof of identity, have had experienced financial hardship from state-wide closures and orders, earned less than $4,000 per month prior to the outbreak, and are not currently enrolled in unemployment payments from any other source.
To apply, Oregonians must fill out the form on the emergency checks website, where you can also find more details on partnered financial institutions that will provide further assistance.
For help over the phone, the government urges Oregonians to call 211 to find a branch nearest you.