You can claim eligibility if you, or a relative (grandparent, parent, spouse, child, stepchild, grandchild, brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, aunt, uncle, or domestic partner) live or work in one of these 15 Oregon counties: Benton, Deschutes, Josephine, Marion, Clackamas, Douglas, Klamath, Multnomah, Coos, Jackson, Lane, Washington, Crook, Jefferson, Linn
Whether they require "proof" that your long lost half-brother (1) exists and (2) works in one of those counties seems dubious. It seems unlikely they would request that you provide your relative's paystub just to open a membership at a credit union, so they might just take your word for it.
They also off $50 bonus for everyone you refer to become a member (you & your referral get $50).
Side note, as of 2/26/2023 they have an 11-mo CD paying 5% APY (min. $10k) which is currently extremely good.
Bonus Offer Details
Northwest Community Credit Union Credit Card sign up bonus
Get 10k points when you spend $1k within 90 days.
Plus, for the first 90 days, you'll earn 3 points per $1 spent. After the promotional earning period ends, you'll earn 1.5 points for every $1 spent.
If you aren't a member yet, there is a $10 membership fee to join. Every account anniversary, you'll receive 1,000 points.
If you are 19 or older, you should keep $100+ in the savings to avoid a $5/mo “single service fee” (this seems to not apply if you open a credit card immediately).
If you open a checking, you will need to have a transfer in/out every 90 days to avoid a $5/mo inactivity fee.
While we aim to provide accurate information, it may not always be up-to-date, as Northwest Community Credit Union can change the terms of the Rewards Visa bonus, or remove it entirely.