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Food Benefits

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Oregon Pandemic EBT​

Updated October 27, 2022​

2021-2022 P​andemic EBT (P-EBT) is for children under the age of 6 in SNAP households.​ Eligible households can expect to see the benefits on their card sometime between Oct. 28 and Oct. 31, 2022.​

​​About P-EBT

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) is part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. P-EBT is money for children whose access to adequate and quality food may have been impacted by COVID-19.

Oregon is sending P-EBT to families receiving SNAP benefits that have children under the age of 6 to make up for missed meals caused by child care closures. 

P-EBT is a program in partnership with the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE).

​How children qualify for P-EBT​​​

​​​​There is no application. Children are eligible for P-EBT if they:
  • Live in a household that received SNAP benefits for at least one month from September 2021 through May 2022.
  • Were under the age of 6 for at least one month from September 2021 through May 2022.

Many children that were eligible for School Year 2020-2021 P-EBT will not be eligible this time. This year's program is limited to children in SNAP households under the age of 6.​

​​​If your household received SNAP benefits between September 2021 and May 2022 and a child in your household was under the age of 6, that child is eligible for P-EBT. 

How families receive P-EBT​

All children eligible for P-EBT were part of a SNAP household, so P-EBT will be added to the household's existing EBT card. 

If you have lost your EBT card, you can request a replacement card by calling the toll-free replacement card line at 855-328-6715 or by visiting your local ODHS office​.

How much P-EBT families receive and when​

​Children will receive $63 for each month they qualify between September 2021 and May 2022. To qualify, the child must have beenunder the age of 6 AND the household must have been receiving SNAP.

For example:

  • If a household received SNAP September 2021 through May 2022 and had one child under the age of 6 during this period, their total P-EBT benefit amount would be $567 ($63 x 1 eligible child x 9 eligible months).
  • If a household received SNAP September 2021 through February 2022 but their child turned 6 in December 2022, their total P-EBT benefit amount would be $252 ($63 x 1 eligible child x 4 eligible months). Children are eligible for P-EBT in the month they turn 6.
  • If a household received SNAP December 2021 through May 2022 and had two children under the age of 6 during this period, their P-EBT benefit amount would be $756 ($63 x 2 eligible children x 6 eligible months).

ODHS will start the process to get 2021-2022 P-EBT out to eligible families on October 27. Households will receive the full P-EBT benefit their children qualify for in a single issuance. Eligible families should see P-EBT benefits on their EBT card sometime between October 28 and October 31.

More information

Oregon will apply for Summer P-EBT. If approved by the federal government, additional P-EBT benefits may be issued to eligible children this winter. ​

​​​For FAQs and program status updates, please bookmark pebt.oregon.gov​ and check back regularly.

Contact your local office​ or call 503-945-5600 with case-specific questions.

​​SNAP Program
If you wish, you can apply for Oregon SNAP benefits online or by calling the ONE Customer Service Center at 800-699-9075. You can also visit any local ODHS office.

Oregon Food Bank
Website: Oregonfoodbank.org
Phone: 503-282-0555

211 info
Website: 211info.org
Phone: 866-698-6155
Text your zip code to 898211 (TXT211)

P-EBT benefits that were received during 2021 expire after 12 months if you have not used your card at all. To keep benefits from being removed, please use your P-EBT benefits regularly to purchase food.

P-EBT benefits issued in 2022 and 2023 will expire after 9 months of not being used.​​

Oregon Department of Human Services
Oregon Department of Education