UPDATE: EMERGENCY ALLOTMENTS FOR SNAP RECIPIENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON MARCH 11
Oregon has been approved to issue Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotments for the month of March 2021. These emergency allotments will be available on:
- March 11 for current SNAP recipients
- March 31 for new SNAP recipients after March 11
Emergency allotments raise each household’s regularly monthly SNAP allotment to the maximum allowable amount based on household size. Per the US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), SNAP households already receiving the maximum allowable allotment based on household size are not eligible to receive the emergency allotment.
SNAP recipients do not have to take any action to receive these supplemental benefits as they will be issued directly on their EBT cards. Total benefits will be different based on each household’s regular monthly allotment for the month of February.
More information about emergency allotments is available at https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/ASSISTANCE/FOOD-BENEFITS/Pages/About-SNAP.aspx.