Individuals in Oregon who receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits and experienced food loss due to the recent storm may qualify for replacement benefits.
If you are a SNAP recipient in Oregon and have encountered difficulties with your food supply because of recent storms, you may be eligible to receive additional assistance to replace the lost items. We’ll tell you who qualifies for the lost SNAP benefits replacement and how to do it.
Did You Los Your Food Stamps Due to Severe Storms? Get Them Replaced
Oregon households enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and affected by the recent winter storms or power outages may qualify for replacement benefits, as stated by officials from the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS).
According to the Oregon DHS, recipients of SNAP benefits can formally request replacement benefits to compensate for food loss or items deemed unsafe to consume due to power outages resulting from the last week’s winter storms.
It is critical for beneficiaries to submit their requests within a 10-calendar day window from the occurrence of the food loss. The replacement benefits are capped at the regular monthly benefit amount received by the household, as clarified by state DHS officials. Once the request is approved, the replacement benefits are seamlessly added to the household’s existing electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card.
SNAP, a federal initiative aiding approximately 1 million individuals in Oregon, serves as a crucial lifeline for food assistance, according to Oregon DHS representatives. In addition to replacement benefits, residents can access an online statewide directory of food pantries and utilize the ‘2-1-1′ phone hotline to explore various community resources, including housing and food. The Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon also offers assistance and can be reached at 1-855-673-2372.
For detailed information regarding replacement SNAP benefits, individuals are encouraged to reach out to Oregon DHS officials via email or phone at 1-800-699-9075.
Who Is Eligible for Food Stamps in Oregon?
The food stamps program is designed to assist individuals and families residing in Oregon who meet specific income guidelines outlined on this page. Eligibility is not typically affected by the value of your house, car, or savings. However, individuals aged 18 to 52 with Able-Bodied-Adult Without Dependents (ABAWD) status may face time limits on receiving SNAP benefits.
For college and higher education students in Oregon aged 18 to 49, enrolled in higher education more than half-time, may qualify under specific circumstances, such as working or self-employment for more than 20 hours per week, participating in work-study, receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), or being enrolled in an employment-related program. Older adults aged 60 or older may have their out-of-pocket medical costs considered, potentially increasing their SNAP benefits. Eligible non-citizens include refugees, asylees, veterans, and others, and participating in SNAP does not impact immigration status.