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—50 without dependents 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.
Monthly cash benefits are distributed through an “Oregon Trail Card” which can be used like a debit card to buy food anywhere EBT is accepted.
Who is eligible for SNAP in Oregon? #
In order to qualify for SNAP, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Live in Oregon
- Be a US Citizen or a lawful permanent resident
- Show proof of identity
- Meet certain income guidelines
What is the income limit for Oregon food stamps? #
Most families in Oregon with gross income up to 200% of the federal poverty level, about $3,838 a month for a family of three, qualify for food stamps. There is no asset limit for most households in Oregon.
Gross income limit applies to most households, except those in which at least one person is 60 years of age or older, or receives disability income.
How much do I get for SNAP in Oregon? #
SNAP benefits may vary from family to family depending on a variety of factors, including the household size, income and allowable deductions.
For example, a family of three with no income may receive up to $740 in monthly benefits or $440 each month if the family has a net monthly income of $1,000.
- Family Size SNAP Benefits
- 1 $281
- 2 $516
- 3 $740
- 4 $939
- 5 $1,116
- 6 $1,339
- 7 $1,480
- 8 $1,691
The actual SNAP benefit amounts are based on a household's net income with a general rule that an increase of $100 in net income results in a reduction of $30 in benefits.
If you are getting benefits like SNAP, you are most likely eligible for free or reduced lunch program at K-12 schools or free or discounted internet service through the Oregon Telephone Assistance Program.
Is Oregon giving extra SNAP benefits? #
Starting in March 2023, SNAP recipients will no longer receive extra emergency food benefits known as SNAP Emergency Allotments (EA).
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? #
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.
- If you have an ABAWD status and live in one of the following counties: Clackamas, Deschutes, Jackson, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah or Washington, you may need to meet the work requirements.