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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.

The Oregon Department of Human Services is issuing emergency SNAP benefits to many SNAP households to help buy food during the COVID-19 pandemic. Extra SNAP will be added to EBT cards in both April, May and June, starting April 10th. Learn more.For more information on food access and COVID-19, click here.

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:

2020 Oregon Household Income Guidelines*

185% of the Federal Poverty Level


Persons in Family

Annual

Monthly

Weekly


1

$23,616

$1,968

$454.15


2

$31,896

$2,658

$613.38


3

$40,188

$3,349

$772.84

*Monthly amounts go up $691 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

Fill out and submit a SNAP application by email. Links to PDF applications in the following languages, many of them are fillable: English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Somali, Arabic, Burmese, Nepali, English-Large Print, and Spanish-Large Print.

Submit by email at [email protected]

Applications can also be printed and turned in at your DHS SNAP office.

OPTION 3

Call a DHS SNAP office to apply over the phone or 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 Diana Rojas (hablo español)211info Food Program Coordinator and SNAP Advocate971-266-2903; [email protected]