Federal adjustments enhance Emergency SNAP Advantages for a lot of households, get rid of them for some | Information

Most Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits receive emergency grants in May.

The federal government has approved emergency grants every month since March 2020 to provide additional assistance to SNAP recipients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In May 2021 there will be two important federal changes to the SNAP emergency contingents.

Households already receiving the maximum SNAP benefits for their household size will receive additional emergency contingents of USD 95 in May.

This increase will affect approximately 284,000 households (67% of SNAP Oregon households) and add $ 28 million in additional benefits to Oregon households.

Households eligible for regular $ 0 SNAP benefits will not receive May emergency grants.

This change is due to the fact that the budgets cleared by the federal government must receive SNAP on a regular basis in order to be eligible for emergency allocations. This change does not affect other SNAP benefits and services that these households may receive, such as: B. Labor and Training Services. This change will affect approximately 4,300 households. Those affected by this change are encouraged to report any changes that may affect their regular SNAP amount, such as: B. Loss of income or increase in accommodation costs.

“We are grateful to have the opportunity to increase emergency benefits for some Oregon SNAP households,” said Fariborz Pakseresht, director of the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS). “We also know that this change can be significant and difficult for the 4,300 households that are no longer receiving the emergency grants. We encourage you and all Oregonians who are struggling to meet their basic needs to contact our partners at 211 and the Oregon Food Bank. “

The emergency contingents for the current SNAP households will be distributed on May 11th. New SNAP households or households that are now eligible for the additional $ 95 will receive the emergency allotment on May 28th.

SNAP recipients do not need to take any action to receive these additional benefits as they are issued directly on their EBT cards.

For more information on emergency contingents, see https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/ASSISTANCE/FOOD-BENEFITS/Pages/About-SNAP.aspx.

If you have any questions about your SNAP benefits, please contact your local ODHS office or call 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, it may affect your performance. It is important to make sure we have the most up-to-date information.

You can report changes to your income or household in several ways:

Online at: ONE.Oregon.gov

By post to: ONE Customer Service Center, PO Box 14015, Salem, OR 97309

By fax at: 503-378-5628

By phone at: 1-800-699-9075 or TTY 711

Resources to meet basic needs

Find a pantry: foodfinder.oregonfoodbank.org

Learn more about government programs and community resources for older adults and people with disabilities: Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon at 1-855-673-2372 or www.adrcoforegon.org.

Dial 2-1-1 or send your zip code to 898-21, www.211info.org

Oregon Department of Human Services Resources

SNAP is managed by ODHS and is a federal program that provides food assistance to approximately 1 million eligible families and low-income individuals in Oregon, including many older adults and people with disabilities. Oregonians in need can apply for benefits including SNAP, childcare, cash assistance, and Medicaid. Further information can be found at https://govstatus.egov.com/or-dhs-benefits. For local resources in your area, such as groceries or shelter, please call 2-1-1 or contact the state’s ADRC (Aging and Disability Resource Connection) at 1-855-ORE-ADRC or 1-855- 673-2372.

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