Oregon to provide millions in extra SNAP benefits

Do you know anyone who receives SNAP benefits? Here's what to know.

Posted: Apr 9, 2020 5:33 PM
Updated: Apr 9, 2020 7:24 PM

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will provide an additional $60 million of benefits to eligible households, the Oregon Department of Human Services announced Thursday.

This breaks down to $30 million more in benefits for April and May each.

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Oregonians are facing unprecedented economic instability and food insecurity,” said DHS Director Fariborz Pakseresht. “This emergency assistance will help address the food needs our neighbors and communities are suddenly facing.”

SNAP households will automatically receive the extra benefits, officials said.

Households that already receive the maximum benefit will not receive the additional benefits.

Officials plan to disburse the additional benefit on April 10 for current eligible households and April 29 for new SNAP customers. The following month, the dates are May 8 and May 28, respectively.

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