Replacement SNAP benefits are provisions offered to individuals who have lost or had their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits affected due to unforeseen circumstances such as storms. Qualification for replacement SNAP benefits is typically determined on a case-by-case basis, and eligibility criteria may vary depending on the severity of the situation and the policies of the specific SNAP program in the affected area.
Generally, individuals who can demonstrate that their food stamps were adversely impacted by the storms may be eligible for replacements. It is advisable for affected individuals to contact their local SNAP office or visit the official SNAP website for detailed information on eligibility criteria and the application process, such as the case of recent winter storms in Oregon.
Replacement SNAP Benefits in Oregon Due to Recent Storms
Residents in 27 counties of Oregon have until February 16th to apply for replacement SNAP benefits if their food was destroyed due to winter storms and power outages.
To request replacement benefits, households can either call 800-699-9075, send an email to [email protected], or visit an Oregon Department of Human Services office. When making the request, they should be ready to provide a detailed list of the lost food along with the cost to replace it. Additionally, they may be required to submit evidence of the event that led to the destruction of the food. Further instructions and the request form are available at www.oregon.gov/odhs/food.
The Oregon Department of Human Services states that the maximum amount of replacement benefits is equivalent to the value of the lost food, up to the regular monthly benefit amount for the household. Once approved, these replacement benefits will be added to the household’s existing Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.
Oregon Counties That Qualify for Food Stamps Replacement
Once again, February 16th is the deadline to apply to get your lost food stamps replaced, while affected residents of the following counties are encouraged to apply now: Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Crook, Deschutes, Douglas, Gilliam, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Sherman, Tillamook, Umatilla, Wasco, Washington and Yamhill counties.
You can get in touch with your local SNAP office, finding your nearest in this website. If not, call at 800-699-9075 toll-free.
The same means of contact work in case of stolen SNAP benefits. Within 30 days of finding out your benefits were stolen, contact officials to ask for replacement benefits, but first remember to cancel your card immediately: call the toll-free replacement card line at 855-328-6715. They will start your replacement process right away.