SNAP emergency benefit increase continues in December

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SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) – Most Oregon residents who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive emergency allowances in December.

The federal government has approved emergency allocations every month since March 2020. This gives SNAP recipients additional support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of December, approximately 391,000 SNAP households will receive approximately $ 62 million in supplementary food benefits on top of their regular SNAP benefits.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to provide emergency benefits to most SNAP households in Oregon,” said Dan Haun, self-reliance program director for the Oregon Department of Social Services ( ODHS). “We also know that many Oregonians are still struggling to meet their basic needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we encourage them to contact our partners at 211 and the Oregon Food Bank for assistance. help during this difficult time. ”

Emergency allowances will be available on December 11 for current SNAP households. New SNAP households will receive emergency allowances on December 30 or January 4.

SNAP beneficiaries do not need to take any action to benefit from these additional services, as they will be issued directly to their EBT cards.

More information on emergency allocations is available at https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/ASSISTANCE/FOOD-BENEFITS/Pages/About-SNAP.aspx.

Questions regarding your SNAP benefits should be directed to the ONE Customer Service Center at 1-800-699-9075.

If you are a SNAP household and your income or the number of people in your household has changed, this could impact your benefits. It is important to ensure that the ODHS has the most recent information.

You can report any change in income or household in several ways:

  • Online at: ONE.Oregon.gov
  • By mail to: ONE Customer Service Center, PO Box 14015, Salem, OR 97309
  • By fax to: 503-378-5628
  • By phone at: 1-800-699-9075 or TTY 711

Resources to help meet basic needs

Administered by the ODHS, SNAP is a federal program that provides food assistance to approximately 1 million eligible low-income families and individuals in Oregon, including many seniors and people with disabilities. Oregon residents in need can apply for benefits, including SNAP, child care, cash assistance, and Medicaid. Learn more at https://govstatus.egov.com/or-dhs-benefits. To obtain local resources in your area, such as food or shelter, please call 2-1-1 or contact the state’s Aging and Disabled Resource Association (ADRC) at 1-855-ORE- ADRC or 1-855-673-2372.


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