Applying for SNAP

Contact: Katie Furia

SNAP Outreach Manager

Email, (503) 595-5501 ext. 308

Eligibility Requirements

Many Oregonians are surprised to find out they are eligible for SNAP. Eligibility is based mostly on monthly income. That includes earned income from work, as well as unearned income such as social security, disability, child support and more. For most Oregonians, resources such as a house, car or money in the bank do NOT count against eligibility. You may be able to get SNAP if you are working, receiving unemployment, or attending school. (See special rules for students.) People receiving SNAP are often eligible for other services

2014 Oregon Household Income Guidelines - based on 185% of the Federal Poverty Level

Persons in family Annual Monthly Weekly Hourly*
1 $21,600 $1,800 $416 $10.40
2 $29,112 $2,426 $560 $14.00
3 $36,612 $3,051 $705 $17.62

Monthly amounts go up $626 for each additional person.

Income guidelines in other states may be different.  *Hourly guideline calculated for 40 hrs./week or less.

 

How to Apply for SNAP

1. You have options:

 

2. A SNAP eligibily worker will meet with you either in person or over the phone. You will need to provide:

  • Identification (such as a drivers license)
  • Social Security numbers for everyone applying (original cards not required)
  • Proof of income for the last 30 days (such as check stubs)
  • For non-citizens, proof of the lawful immigrant status of household members seeking benefits

 

3. Once you receive your SNAP EBT card, you will be provided with a brochure on how to use it

 

All Oregonians can find their nearest SNAP office by calling 2-1-1 or visiting the DHS website.

Older adults and people with disabilities can start the application process by simply calling their local Senior Service Office. Interviews can be done over the phone, in an office, home visit, or through an appointed representative. 

Questions?

Call 2-1-1 for more information on getting or using SNAP benefits, or visit the DHS SNAP website for more details.