Oregon SNAP

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps supplement food budgets for low-income working families and individuals, people on public assistance, seniors and people with disabilities.

Oregon requires all able-bodied SNAP recipients ages 18—49 residing in any of Oregon’s 13 counties to meet special work requirements. 1 Otherwise, receipt of benefits is limited to no more than 3 months during a 36-month period.

In Oregon, monthly cash benefits are distributed through an “Oregon Trail Card” which can be used to make food purchases or cash withdrawal from an ATM.

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In order to qualify for SNAP, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Live in Oregon
  2. Be a US Citizen or a lawful permanent resident
  3. Show proof of identity
  4. Meet certain income guidelines
  5. Have less than $5,000 in resources

FAQ #


What is the income limit for Oregon food stamps? #

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Most families in Oregon with gross income up to 130% of the federal poverty level, about $2,380 a month for a family of three, qualify for food stamps.

Is Oregon giving extra SNAP benefits? #

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Yes, most Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive an additional $95 in emergency allotments.

Questions about your extra SNAP benefits should be directed to local ODHS offices or by calling the customer service center at 1-800-699-9075.

How do I apply for food stamps in Oregon? #

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There are several options to apply for food benefits but the easiest one is to submit your application online. If you are a first time user and want to apply for SNAP, you must first create an account.

For seniors and people with disabilities, please contact a Seniors & People with Physical Disabilities Office near you.


  1. Effective January 1, 2019 the following counties are subject to SNAP time limits in Oregon: Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Deschutes, Jackson, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washington and Yamhill.