Oregon households on what was formerly known as the food stamp program, now known as the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) program, may see a small increase in their monthly benefit amount. The federal government annually makes changes to the calculations used to determine how much an eligible person may receive.
Currently one in five Oregonians- or 445,550 households receive SNAP benefits. Based on adjustments made, recipients may receive an additional three dollars a month through the program.
The changes will occur effective October 1. Clients need not take ay action to see how the changes affect them.
To be eligible for SNAP, families must earn 185 percent of the federal poverty level, along with other factors. For a family of four, the income limit is less than $3,554 per month.