Looking for resources to help afford groceries? SNAP helps you keep healthy food on the table, so you don't have to choose between things like medicine, rent or food. Applying is easy, scroll down to find out how.

Eligibility

Eligibility is based mostly on monthly income. That includes earned income from work, as well as unearned income such as social security, disability, child support and more. For most Oregonians, resources such as a house, car or money in the bank do NOT count against eligibility. You may be able to get SNAP if you are working, receiving unemployment, or attending school. There are a few groups of people that have additional considerations when applying for SNAP. Find more information about SNAP eligibility for students of higher education, adults without children ages 18 to 50, and older adults below:

2018 Oregon Household Income Guidelines*

185% of the Federal Poverty Level


Persons in Family

Annual

Monthly

Weekly


1

$22,464

$1,872

$431.05


2

$30,456

$2,538

$586.45


3

$38,448

$3,204

$740.00

*Monthly amounts go up $666 for each additional person. Income guidelines in other states may be different.

How to Apply for SNAP

STEP 1

Complete an application.

OPTION 1

Complete an online application. If you need assistance completing your online application, call 1-855-626-2050 (toll-free), Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm. The online application is currently only available in English.

OPTION 2

Print and complete a SNAP application and turn it in at your DHS SNAP office. Links to PDF applications in the following languages: English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Somali, and English-Large Print.

Option 3

Call a DHS SNAP office and have them mail you an application to complete and return.

Option 4

Visit a DHS SNAP office and pick up, fill out, and turn in a paper application. Most offices are offering same day or next day service for interviews.

STEP 2

A SNAP eligibility worker will meet with you either in person or over the phone.

You will need to provide:

A. Identification (such as a driver’s license)
B. Social Security numbers for everyone applying (original cards not required)
C. Proof of income for the last 30 days (such as check stubs)
D. For non-citizens, proof of the lawful immigrant status of household members seeking benefits

STEP 3

Once you receive your SNAP EBT card, you will be provided with a brochure on how to use it to purchase food.

Please Note

Older adults and people with disabilities can start the application process by simply calling their local Senior Service Office. Interviews can be done over the phone, in an office, home visit, or through an appointed representative.

Apply Online

Find your Nearest SNAP Office

Call 2-1-1 or visit the DHS website

Have Questions?

Contact Caroline PopeFood Access and SNAP Specialist971-266-2903, [email protected]