SNAP recipients in Oregon will receive an additional payment this month in addition to their regular allotment, the state of Oregon said on Friday.
On September 13, September 30, or October 4, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, payments for 433,000 households in Oregon will be directly deposited onto beneficiaries’ Oregon Trail electronic benefit cards. The additional payments, which have been approved by the federal government during the coronavirus pandemic, can be received without any action on the part of the recipients.
The Oregon Department of Human Services program that manages SNAP said in a news release that “we know that many rely on these additional emergency food benefits to purchase enough healthy food for themselves and their family.” Jana McLellan is the interim head of the program. We are aware that a significant portion of Oregonians still struggles to achieve their fundamental necessities.
When the federal government determines that the COVID-19 public health emergency has ended, the higher benefits are anticipated to stop as well. The Department of Human Services advised SNAP beneficiaries to notify them if their household composition or income has changed because these changes may have an impact on the number of their benefits.