Who is considered a Domestic Partner in the state of Oregon?

The PEBB Affidavit of Domestic Partnership requires that both parties declare they:

  1. Are at least 18 years of age;
  2. Share a close personal relationship and are responsible for each other’scommon welfare;
  3. Are each other’s sole domestic partner;
  4. Are not married to anyone and have not had another domestic partner within the prior six months;
  5. Are not related by blood closer than would bar marriage in the State of Oregon;\
  6. Have jointly shared the same regular and permanent residence for at least sixmonths immediately preceding the date of the Affidavit with the intent to continue doing so indefinitely;
  7. Are jointly financially responsible for basic living expenses defined as the cost of food, shelter, and any other expenses of maintaining a household. Domestic partners need not contribute equally or jointly to the cost of these expenses as long as they agree that both are responsible for the cost. If requested, both would be able to provide at least three of the following as verification of their joint responsibility (information should be dated to confirm eligibility at time of enrollment)
    • Joint mortgage or lease.
    • Designation of the domestic partner as primary beneficiary for a life insurance or a retirement contract.
    • Designation of the domestic partner as primary beneficiary in the employee/ covered member’s will.
    • Durable power of attorney for health care or financial management.
    • Joint ownership of a motor vehicle, a joint checking account, or a joint credit account.
    • A relationship or cohabitation contract which obligates each of the parties to provide support for the other party.