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Hurray! Americans Will Receive Increased Emergency Snap Benefits and More Throughout December

In December, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will be distributed to most Oregonians.

Since March 2020, emergency allotments have been approved every month.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, SNAP recipients received additional assistance.

A total of 391,000 SNAP families are set to receive extra food benefits of approximately $62 million in addition to the regular benefits they will be receiving.

“We are grateful to have the opportunity to provide emergency benefits to most SNAP households in Oregon,” Dan Haun, director of the Self-Sufficiency Program at the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), said.

“We also know that many Oregonians are still struggling to meet their basic needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we encourage them to contact our partners at 211 and the Oregon Food Bank for support during this difficult time.”

Current SNAP households will be able to access emergency allotments on Dec. 11.

SNAP emergency allotment will be distributed by Dec. 30 or Jan. 4 to newly registered households.

This supplemental benefit will be directly credited to the EBT cards of SNAP recipients without any action on their part.

You can find out more about emergency allotments here https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/ASSISTANCE/FOOD-BENEFITS/Pages/About-SNAP.aspx.

Contact ONE’s Customer Service Center with questions about your SNAP benefits at 1-800-699-9075.

If you have changed the number of family members or your income while you were receiving SNAP benefits, this could affect your benefits. Information should be updated as often as possible to keep ODHS informed.

Changes to your household or income can be reported in several ways:

Website: ONE.Oregon.gov
Via mail at: ONE Customer Service Center, PO Box 14015, Salem, OR 97309
Via fax at: 503-378-5628
Via phone call at 1-800-699-9075 or TTY 711

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As a federal program administered by the Oregon Department of Human Services, SNAP provides food assistance to roughly one million eligible individuals and families in Oregon, including many older adults and individuals with disabilities.

If you are in need of assistance in Oregon, you might be eligible for SNAP, child care, cash assistance, and Medicaid. Visit https://govstatus.egov.com/or-dhs-benefits to learn more.

The state’s Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) can help you get local resources, including food and shelter. Just call 1-855-ORE-ADRC or 1-855-673-2372.

NATE GARTRELL
NATE GARTRELLhttps://theeastcountygazette.com/
NATE GARTRELL is an author at TheEastCountyGazette.com, a publication in the East County region of San Diego County. He has been writing for the Gazette since 2012 and writes on many different topics including politics, business, health care and more.
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