DSNAP Info Sheet
Anti-Fraud Information: Fraud Warning Statement
- You must tell the truth when you apply for D-SNAP benefits, replacements, and supplements.
- You may not sell, trade, or give away your EBT card.
- You may NOT receive Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance twice for the same disaster.
- All applications are subject to review.
- If you get benefits to which you are not entitled, you WILL be required to pay them back.
- If you break the SNAP rules you may be disqualified from the program, fined up to $250,000, and/or put in jail for up to 20 years.
Oregon's Department of Human Services Response to Wildfires
The following describe Oregon's response to the disasters as it relates to the SNAP program.
- On Sept. 7, Oregon experienced a wave of fires and straight winds which resulted in over 30 active fires, burning over 1 million acres - twice the annual average. Widespread power outages were reported across the Willamette Valley, Portland metro area, and Southern Oregon. In some instances, to prevent destruction by sparking wildfires and to protect people and property, some utility companies shut off power to adjacent sites. The wildfires put an estimated 500,000 residents, or over 10 percent of the state's population, under an evacuation notice (Level 1, 2 or 3). Commercial channels of food distribution were un-interrupted. This, as the state continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. Together, these events have resulted in a unique and ongoing emergency response efforts in Oregon.
- On Sept. 15, 2020, a Presidential Declaration for Individual Assistance (FEMA DR-4562-OR) was approved for Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, and Marion counties.
- On Sept. 23, 2020, FNS approved Oregon's request to waive timely reporting of food loss for households in 20 counties. This waiver approval allows households to request replacement of SNAP benefits through Oct. 19, 2020. These replacement SNAP benefits allow households to replace food purchased with SNAP benefits and lost as a result of power outages and wildfires that began on Sept. 7, 2020.
- On Sept. 29, 2020, FNS approved Oregon's request to operate a Disaster Household Distributions (DHD) program in four counties from Sept. 29 – Oct. 16, 2020, to help supplement the food banks' supplies during this time of increased need due to the wildfires and widespread power outages.
- On Oct. 16, 2020, FNS approved ODHS request to implement a Disaster SNAP operation.