It has been confirmed by the Oregon Department of Human Services that the emergency SNAP benefit distributions made in the month of December will be maintained.
When Oregon finally hands out the December compensation in 2023 (after the federal government finally approves it), it will be for emergency allocations.
However, emergency allotments to SNAP recipients are expected to stop once the federal public health emergency is finished.
Food Assistance Increased in Five States
According to the Oregon Department of Human Services’ interim director of Self-Sufficiency Programs Jana McLellan, many people depend on emergency food benefits to ensure that they and their families have access to nutritious meals.
McLellan went on to say that the holidays can be particularly difficult for Oregonians who are still struggling to satisfy their basic needs.
The acting director of ODHS then encouraged the hungry and homeless of Oregon to contact their local ODHS offices or the Oregon Food Bank for help.
New York, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Wisconsin are the five states where the emergency program will be extended formally through December.
Meanwhile, several states, including California, Hawaii, Kansas, Alabama, Massachusetts, Vermont, Minnesota, and Nevada, will get November payouts.
The US Department of Agriculture provides all 50 states and territories with information on monthly payment schedules.
SNAP benefits in Colorado are disbursed between the first and tenth of the month, determined by the last digit of the recipient’s SNAP number.
Most states use SNAP case numbers, last names, or Social Security numbers to stagger monthly payments to participants.
In Alaska, all payments are made on the first of the month, but otherwise, the payment schedule remains consistent every month.
In Florida, for example, there are twenty distinct days on which you could receive your benefits, and rules in other states may permit more days.
In no way have changes been made to the list of SNAP-eligible foods. Recipients in certain states can use their SNAP payments to purchase fresh produce, meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, grains, and snacks.
Guidelines for Applying for Oregon Food Stamps
Funds from SNAP can be used to buy seeds and seedlings so that the family can grow its own food.
You must be a legal resident of Oregon and have a checking account balance of less than $2,000, or less than $3,000 if you live in a household with someone 60 or older, or someone with a disability.
All SNAP participants should be prepared to provide their Social Security numbers. Income from all sources in the preceding 30 days must also be included with the application.
In addition to the monthly rent or mortgage payment, applicants will be asked to produce a typical utility bill.