Food Benefits

​What is Disaster SNAP?

Disaster SNAP, also known as DSNAP, is an emergency food benefit that provides temporary food benefits to disaster victims following a flood, fire, earthquake, or any other type of natural disaster.

Why are DSNAP food benefits available in Oregon?

DSNAP food benefits are available only when: 

  • A Presidential Declaration of Disaster with Individual Assistance has been approved in an impacted area; and
  • The State of Oregon has been approved by the federal government to operate a DSNAP program.​

Who is eligible for DSNAP food benefits?

DSNAP food benefits are available to individuals and families who lived or worked in the designated counties – Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, and Marion – on Sept. 7, 2020. Households may be eligible if they:

  • Lived or worked in one of the eight (8) impacted counties above;
  • Were not already participating in SNAP in September 2020;
  • Meet the disaster income limits; and
  • Spent money on expenses because of the disaster from Sept. 7 to Oct. 6 that they won't get back because of the disaster. Expenses may include, but are not limited to:
    • losing food you already had, paying for temporary shelter, like a hotel, or other evacuation expenses, including gas, paying for new household items like toiletries or clothes, fixing damage on your home or business, paying for clean up and more.

What is pre-registration? When can I pre-register?

Pre-registration allows you to tell ODHS that you want to apply for DSNAP food benefits before the open application period. You can also submit documents that the state will need to complete your application and interview. This will make the application and interview process quick and easy.

If you pre-register, a Self-Sufficiency Programs worker will call you to complete the DSNAP application and interview.
You may pre-register anytime between Oct. 17 and Oct. 22. Pre-register online now.

How do I apply for DSNAP? When can I apply?
If you pre-register, an ODHS worker will call you and there is nothing else you need to do - except expect a phone call.

If you do not pre-register for DSNAP food benefits, you can still apply online between Fri. Oct. 23 - Wed., Oct. 28, 2020. Apply for Disaster Food Benefits online based on the first letter of your last name. 

​Application Date
​Last name begins with
​Oct. 23
​A, B, C, D, E
​Oct. 24
​F, G, H, I, J
​Oct. 25
K, L, M, N, O
​Oct. 26
​P, Q, R, S, T
​Oct. 27
​U, V, W, X, Y, Z
​Oct. 28
​Open to all applicants

If you need assistance, please call 2-1-1, the Aging and Disability Resource Connection at 1-855-ORE-ADRC or reach out to a SNAP Outreach Community Partner.

If I'm approved, how do I get the benefits?

DSNAP food benefits will be placed on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, which you can use like a debit card to buy food. If you do not have an EBT card, the worker will tell you how you will receive it during your interview.

Where can DSNAP food benefits be used?

You can use your DSNAP food benefits at any authorized EBT retailer, including most grocery store chains and farmers markets.

How can I learn more about DSNAP food benefits?

Additional information on DSNAP food benefits can be found here​

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