Oregon Food Stamps (SNAP)

Last Updated on January 29, 2024 by Lori Pace

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or Food Stamps, in Oregon, helps to supplement the food budgets of low-income families, individuals, seniors, and people with disabilities.

Oregon requires all able-bodied SNAP beneficiaries ages 18-49 residing within any of the 13 counties of Oregon to fulfill special work requirements. Other than that, benefits only for 3 months in a 36-month time frame. Obtain Oregon’s monthly cash benefits through the “Oregon Trail Card”, which you can use for food purchases and cash withdrawals from ATMs.

What is SNAP?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, offers food benefits, access, and education in food preparation and nutrition for low-income households. The benefits, which are a type of ATM card and electronic card, can be used to purchase eligible food at authorized retail food shops.

SNAP is the largest domestic hunger safety net program. Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), a state agency that works with nutrition educators and neighborhood and faith-based groups, ensure that all those who are eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed choices about how to apply and have access to benefits. 

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Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for SNAP assistance program in Oregon, you must meet these eligibility requirements:

  1. Oregon Legal Resident
  2. You can be a US Citizen or a lawful permanent residence
  3. Be able to prove your identity
  4. Respect certain income guidelines
  5. You have less than $5,000 of resources

Income Limit For Oregon Food Stamps

Oregon’s food stamp program is available to most families with a gross income of up to 130% of federal poverty, which amounts to roughly $2,380 per month for a family.

Is Oregon giving extra SNAP benefits?

Yes, Oregonians who are eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (SNAP) will be eligible to receive $95 more in emergency allotments. You can ask questions about the SNAP extra benefits at your local DHS office or by calling 1-800-699-9075.

Application For Food Stamps In Oregon

You have many options for applying for food benefits, but the easiest is to submit an online application. You must create an account if you’re a new user and wish to apply for SNAP. Contact a Seniors & People with Physical Disabilities Office in your area.

Emergency SNAP Benefits

In the aftermath of the pandemic, there have been modifications to the rules for SNAP eligibility. The federal government approved an emergency increase in SNAP benefits for Oregon residents. This includes at least $95 per month for all SNAP beneficiaries. 

The increase was renewed every month from March 2020. However, it will end once the official pandemic emergency declarations are over. For the most current information, visit the Oregon Department of Human Services SNAP FAQ.

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