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2/26/2021Emergency Allotments for SNAP Recipients Continue in March
Oregon has requested and been approved to issue Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotments for the month of March 2021.
2/23/2021Deadline extended for SNAP recipients to request food replacement
SNAP recipients living in one of the nine counties below who experienced food loss or had to destroy food due to the recent power outages can apply for replacement food benefits. Replacement benefits are available for regular and emergency SNAP allotments.
2/16/2021SNAP recipients may request food replacement due to recent power outages
The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) is able to replace food purchased with SNAP benefits if there was a loss of food due to the recent power outages.
2/16/2021SNAP News Release 2021-0216 SP.pdf
Personas que reciben beneficios de comida del programa SNAP pueden solicitar reemplazo de alimentos que fueron dañados si se encuentran en áreas afectadas por la interrupción en el servicio de electricidad.
2/11/2021Beneficios adicionales de asistencia alimentaria disponibles durante el mes de febrero
El Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Oregon continuará ofreciendo más beneficios alimentarios durante el mes de febrero de 2021, para ayudar a los residentes de Oregon que están experimentando dificultades como resultado de la pandemia del COVID-19.
2/11/2021Office closures due to inclement weather
Two offices operated by Multnomah County Aging & Disability Services closed today at noon due to inclement weather.
2/10/2021CORRECTED - Additional Food Assistance Benefits Available through February
This press release is a corrected version of a February 1, 2021 press release that included an incorrect date for benefits availability. SNAP benefits will be available on February 11, 2021.
2/8/2021Financial exploitation costly still difficult to prove new ODHS study shows.pdf
Salem, OR — Family members, or those in a close, trusted relationship, are responsible for nearly half of substantiated financial exploitation cases of older adults in Oregon and the success of all investigations often depends on access to records and involvement of law enforcement, according to a study by the Oregon Department of Human Services Office of Aging and People with Disabilities.
2/1/2021Additional Food Assistance Benefits Available through February
The Oregon Department of Human Services will continue to offer increased food benefits in February 2021, to help Oregonians struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
1/28/2021Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day is January 29 -- See if you qualify for up to $6,660
Salem, Ore. — As the 15th anniversary of the Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day approaches on January 29, the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) and the Oregon
Department of Revenue are encouraging all workers with income in 2020 to check their Earned Income Tax Credit eligibility.
1/28/2021What to Know About Trafficking During Trafficking Awareness Month
January is National Human Trafficking Awareness month. In commemoration, Rebecca Jones Gaston, Director of the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Child Welfare Division, wants to remind Oregonians of the opportunities they have to make an impact in the lives of children affected by the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), one form of human trafficking. 
1/27/2021Online benefits application system unavailable this weekend while upgrades are made
Salem, OR – The state’s online application systems for medical, food, cash and childcare benefits will be unavailable from 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28 until Monday, Feb. 1, at 7 a.m. This downtime is to support an upgrade to the state’s eligibility determination system, known as ONE, to add more benefit options and expand the system to more Oregonians.
1/27/2021Oregon ends 2020 with the lowest number of children in foster care in 15 years
(Salem) – Despite the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic and historic wildfires, the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Child Welfare Division was able to reduce the use of foster care to a historic low, return all children placed at out-of-state residential treatment facilities to Oregon and decrease the use of temporary lodging.
1/25/2021New jobs website launches for growing developmental disabilities field
The Office of Developmental Disabilities Services launched a website, ImpactOregon.careers, focused on available positions in the developmental disabilities field throughout Oregon.
1/15/2021Public notice and request for comment on 1915 (k) K Plan amendment
The Oregon Department of Human Services’ Office of Developmental Disabilities Services and Office of Aging and People with Disabilities are seeking public comment regarding the 1915 (k) state plan amendment.
1/13/2021Stimulus payments are coming: Don’t throw out the Earned Income Payment debit card
The U.S. Treasury has begun issuing its second round of stimulus payments. People who don't receive a direct deposit by early January should look for either a check from IRS or Economic Impact Payment (EIP) debit card in the mail. People will not necessarily be paid the same way they received their first stimulus payment.
1/7/2021Additional Food Assistance Benefits Available through January
Salem, OR - The Oregon Department of Human Services will continue to offer increased food benefits in January 2021, to help Oregonians struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
1/7/2021Beneficios adicionales de asistencia alimentaria disponibles durante el mes de enero
El Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Oregon continuará ofreciendo más beneficios de alimentos durante el mes de enero de 2021 para ayudar a los residentes de Oregon que están experimentando dificultades económicas como resultado de la pandemia del COVID-19.



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