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.
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
- Have less than $5,000 in resources
What is the income limit for Oregon food stamps? #
Most families in Oregon with gross income up to 130% of the federal poverty level, about $2,590 a month for a family of three, qualify for food stamps.
Is Oregon giving extra SNAP benefits? #
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.
- 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.