OSAGE ARP CASH ASSISTANCE UPDATE: 3,000 CHECKS IN MAIL

Cash Assistance checks will begin being issues on Friday, Augst 27, 2021

Approximately 2,500 Osage ARP Cash Assistance Checks Processed Weekly

OSAGE RESERVATION, OKLA. (Sept. 3, 2021) – Osage Nation’s ARP Cash Assistance program is fully underway with 3,000 checks in the mail since the first check was issued on Friday, August 27, 2021. Approximately 2,500 checks are being processed weekly. Enrolled members of the Osage Nation who submitted an ARP Cash Assistance application should continue to expect a check mailed within 30-days of the date on their approval email.

On Aug. 2, 2021, the Osage Nation Congress approved the request by Osage Nation Principal Chief Standing Bear for cash assistance to members of the Osage Nation who have experienced a negative economic impact due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The Osage Nation COVID Task Force launched the Osage ARP Cash Assistance Program application portal on Aug. 4, 2021. Osages are eligible for up to $2,000.

The Osage ARP Cash Assistance program remains open. In addition, Osage Nation has opened temporary membership for infants, which allows Osage families with newborns to apply. Information on both programs is below.

OSAGE ARP CASH ASSISTANCE:

Osage ARP Cash Assistance submission procedures include:

Step-by-step application information and a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) sheet are available at www.osagenation-nsn.gov/cash-assistance-information. RT Consulting LLC will process applications as received. Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation letter via email after ten business days and, if approved, a paper check will be mailed to the address provided within the application within 30 calendar days of approval notice.

TEMPORARY MEMBERSHIP FOR INFANTS (TMFI) AND ARP CASH ASSISTANCE APPLICATION STEPS:

  1. Parents/guardians must submit a packet that includes an ARP paper application form and supporting documents to @email. DO NOT submit the application to Osage ARP – RT Consulting LLC. Note: If Social Security is unavailable, please put “N/A.”
    • Forms are available by:
    • Supporting documents must include:
      • Front and back scanned original state issued birth certificate
      • If married at the time of the birth, a copy of marriage license
      • If not married, and the father is the Osage parent, a notarized paternity affidavit: https://s3.amazonaws.com/osagenation-nsn.gov/files/departments/cdib-mem…
      • If adopted:
        • Front and back scanned original state issued birth certificate after adoption
        • Final adoption decree that states the Osage parent as the biological parent
      • If Osage father is not on the birth certificate DNA is required and has to be filed in court and a judge must establish paternity before being verified.

2. The TMFI Task Force will verify eligibility for temporary membership.

3. The TMFI Task Force will forward the application to Osage ARP – RT Consulting LLC for the application to be processed.

Submitting an ARP Cash Assistance application does not qualify individuals for a CDIB card or Membership Card. Parents/guardians are still required to follow the Membership and CDIB application guidelines and process. Membership and CDIB applications are available at https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/what-we-do/cdib-membership.

Questions regarding the Osage ARP Temporary Membership for Infants can be emailed to @email.