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Timeline for upcoming benefit changes

Changes are coming to Oregon Health Plan (OHP), Medicare Savings Program (MSP), long term services and supports, and SNAP food benefits beginning in 2023.

This is what we know now

February 2023

Last month eligible Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households will receive extra food benefits known as Emergency Allotments (EA). Learn more about SNAP EA.

March 2023

  • End of SNAP EA. First month since April 2020 that most people receiving SNAP in Oregon will only receive their regular SNAP food benefits between the 1st and 9th of each month.
  • Oregon will issue retroactive Summer PEBT benefits for 2022 in mid-March 2023. Summer PEBT and Pandemic EBT have been issued periodically during the PHE for children whose access to adequate and quality food may have been impacted by COVID-19. These temporary programs are ending.

April 2023

Oregon Health Plan benefit renewals begin and continue into mid-2024. The Renewals Operational Timeline/Cronograma de Operaciones de Renovación Médica outlines the overall timeline, activities, and anticipated impacts for renewals.

  • To see the major activities for any month in the timeline, click the month at the top of page 2.
  • An accessible, plain language version will be available soon.

May 2023

The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency expires. 

June 2023

SNAP temporary exemptions for students of higher education begin phasing out. The exemptions allowed more students to be eligible for monthly food benefits.

July 2023

Work requirements resume for SNAP recipients who meet the criteria for Able-bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) status starting July 1.

  • Some areas of Oregon with higher unemployment rates than the national rate will be exempt from restarting the work requirements. Others will make use of limited number of discretionary exemptions.
  • The following areas will be resuming the work requirements: Clackamas, Deschutes, Jackson, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah and Washington.