The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) has received approval by the Food and Nutrition Service to provide an additional $30 million to eligible Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in July because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Oregonians continue to face economic instability and food insecurity,” said Self-Sufficiency Programs Director Dan Haun. “Providing another month of emergency assistance will help address ongoing food needs.”
With the additional funds, all eligible Oregon SNAP households will receive the maximum benefit amount in July, officials said. They will receive the extra allotment in the same way they receive their current benefits. For most customers this is an EBT card.
No additional action is needed from Oregonians already enrolled in SNAP, officials said. The maximum SNAP benefits are based on the number of eligible people in the household. For a household of one, for example, the amount is $194; for a family of three it’s $309 and for a family of five it is $768.
This allotment will not permanently change a household’s monthly benefit amount. It is a temporary supplement to help during the current health crisis. DHS will not be sending individual notices to households about the emergency allotments.
Learn how to apply for SNAP and other benefits online or by calling 2-1-1 or visiting oregon.gov/DHS/COVID-19