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2023 Income Limit for Oregon Food Stamps

The income limit is the most important food stamps (SNAP) eligibility requirement in Oregon. In this post, In this post, we are going to walk you through the 2023 income limit for Oregon food stamps, including how to calculate how much you will receive in SNAP benefits if approved.

Additionally, we will provide information on how to apply for food stamps in Oregon.

Lastly, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about SNAP benefits in Oregon.

Table of Contents:

  • Food Stamps in Oregon
  • Who is Eligible for Food Stamps in Oregon
  • 2023 Income Limit for Oregon Food Stamps
  • How to Apply for Food Stamps in Oregon
  • Food Stamps in Oregon FAQs

2023 Income Limits for Oregon Food Stamps

Food Stamps in Oregon

SNAP (also known as food stamps) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families in Oregon.

In Oregon, the SNAP program is run by the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS).

Once you are approved, SNAP benefits are provided on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, that is used as a debit card.

EBT cards are accepted at most grocery stores, some farmers’ markets, convenience, big box stores, and some online stores, like Walmart and Amazon.

SNAP benefits generally cannot be used to buy prepared foods, vitamins, alcohol/tobacco, and non-food items (like soap or toothpaste).

Who is Eligible for Food Stamps in Oregon?

To be eligible for SNAP in Oregon, a household must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a citizen or legal immigrant
  • Must be an Oregon resident
  • Your household income must be less than the food stamps income limits for your household size (see chart below)
  • With some exceptions, you must work or participate in an employment and training program
  • For most households, resources must be under $2,750 to qualify for SNAP or $4,250 in countable resources if at least one member of the household is age 60 or older, or is disabled

Senior SNAP

If you are age 60 and older, you may be eligible for Senior SNAP in Oregon.

Seniors and people living with disabilities can also contact the Oregon ADRC.

Call 1-855-ORE-ADRC (1-855-673-2372) or visit the ADRC website.

2023 Income Limit for Oregon Food Stamps

To qualify for SNAP in Oregon, your household income must not exceed 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

You can find out if you may qualify by using the 2023/2024 table below.

Income limits vary according to household size.

Households that contain no elderly or disabled individuals must meet both the gross (income before deduction) and the net income (income after allowable deductions) limits.

However, households that contain an elderly (age 60 or over) individual or a disabled individual must meet only the net income limits.

See the table below for both the net and gross income limits according to household size.

Oregon SNAP Income Eligibility Standards for Fiscal Year 2024
Effective October 1, 2023 – September 30, 2024
Household Size Monthly Gross Income
(200% of FPL)
Monthly Net Income
(100% of FPL)
1 $2,430 $1,215
2 $3,288 $1,644
3 $4,144 $2,072
4 $5,000 $2,500
5 $5,858 $2,929
6 $6,714 $3,357
7 $7,570 $3,785
8 $8,428 $4,214
Each Additional Household Member: Add $858 $429

How to Apply for Food Stamps in Oregon

There are multiple ways you can apply for food stamps in Oregon.

Option 1 – Apply Online

The easiest way to apply for SNAP benefits is online through the portal.

Log on to and select “Apply for Benefits.”

Option 2 – Apply by Mail or Fax an Application

To apply by mail or fax, download the SNAP application here.

Once you have completed the application, you can submit it by mail or fax.

Instructions on how to do so are included in the application.

Also, you can request an application to be mailed to you by calling 1-800-699-9075.

Option 3 – Apply in Person

If you are unable to apply online or by mail, the DHS has Self-Sufficiency offices statewide to assist you with the application process.

Click here to find your local office.

Oregon Food Stamps Frequently asked questions (FAQS)

Food Stamps in Oregon FAQs

Here are the most frequently asked questions about Oregon Food Stamps:

What is the Phone Number for Oregon Food Stamps?

If you need help applying for food stamps in Oregon or have further questions about how the SNAP program works, call Customer Call Center at 1-800-699-9075.

How Much Will I Receive in Oregon Food Stamps?

If you are approved for food stamps in Oregon, how much in benefits you get partly depends on the:

  • Number of people in your household,
  • The total amount of your household’s income, and
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Thrifty Food Plan.

The Thrifty Food Plan is a government estimate of how much it costs to provide a household with nutritious, low-cost meals.

In Oregon, the average monthly SNAP amount per person is approximately $194.

Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount by Household Size for Fiscal Year 2024
Effective October 1, 2023 – September 30, 2024
Household Size Maximum SNAP Benefit Allotment
1 $291
2 $535
3 $766
4 $973
5 $1,155
6 $1,386
7 $1,532
8 $1,751
Each Additional Household Member: Add $219

To find out how much you are likely to get in Oregon SNAP if approved, use the calculator below.

In the example provided below, we are using a family of 6 to demonstrate how to calculate your food stamps amount.

How Oregon Food Stamps Calculator

Here’s how to calculate how much a family of 6 will get in SNAP benefits.

First, we need to start with the household income.

If you have a countable net income, multiply your net monthly income by 0.3 (30 percent).

Round up this amount to the nearest dollar.

Next, take this amount and subtract it from the maximum benefit level for a household of your size.

From the table above, the maximum a household of 6 could receive in food stamps is $1,386

The result is the monthly food stamps benefits for a family of 6.

Here’s an example:

Example: Jennifer and her family of six (6) have $1,940 in net income after allowable deductions.

To determine the family’s SNAP benefits, take 30% of the “net income” (30% of $1,940) and subtract it from the maximum benefit, as follows:

$1,940 Net Income for Jennifer’s family
x .30 (Multiply by 30%)
$582 Countable Income
$1,386 Maximum SNAP for 6 persons
-$582 Countable income (round up)
$804 Monthly SNAP benefits for Jennifer’s family

When are Oregon EBT benefits deposited?

Oregon food stamps benefits are deposited on your OR EBT Card on your scheduled deposit day. Your Oregon EBT Deposit Date varies from the 1st day of the month to the 9th day of the month. 

The day your Oregon food stamp benefits are deposited depends on the last digit of your Social Security Number (SSN).

Food Stamp benefits will be made available in your Oregon EBT Card account by 3am on your scheduled deposit day. 

Here is the Oregon SNAP EBT Deposit Schedule for 2023:

The last digit of your SSN ends in: SNAP Benefits are available on the:
0 1st day of the month
1 1st day of the month
2 2nd day of the month
3 3rd day of the month
4 4th day of the month
5 5th day of the month
6 6th day of the month
7 7th day of the month
8 8th day of the month
9 9th day of the month

How Many People are on Food Stamps in Oregon?

Here’s how Oregon’s Food Stamps numbers compare to the National Data for the United States:
As of January 2023, there are about 732,000 people on food stamps in Oregon.
Additionally, there are about 41 million people on food stamps in the United States, as shown in the tables below.
Oregon Food Stamps Statistics for January 2023:
Number of People on Food Stamps in Oregon
As of September 2022
September 2021 September 2022 Change
Number of People 678,166 732,387 8.0%
Number of Households 389,081 421,016 8.2%
Total Benefits ($) $155,124,521.00 $161,833,991.00 4.3%

United States Food Stamps Statistics for January 2023:

Number of People on Food Stamps in The United States
As of September 2022
September 2021 September 2022 Change
Number of People 40,846,833 41,665,296 2.0%
Number of Households 21,402,558 21,907,553 2.4%
Total Benefits ($) $9,117,810,630.00 $9,338,989,005.00 2.4%

What stores accept Oregon EBT online for delivery?

Currently, there are 16 stores that accept Oregon EBT Cards online as payment.

You can use your OR EBT Card and food stamp benefits to purchase approved grocery items and have it delivered directly to your door.

However, your Oregon SNAP benefits cannot be use to pay for delivery fees.

Currently, the following stores accept Oregon food stamps and EBT Cards online:

  1. Albertsons
  2. Amazon
  3. Astoria Co-op
  4. Bend Food 4 Less
  5. ExtraMile by Jacksons
  6. Fred Meyer
  7. New Seasons Market
  8. QFC
  9. Rosauers Supermarkets
  10. Roth’s Fresh Markets
  11. Safeway
  12. Stop and Go Shell
  13. Target
  14. Union Market
  15. Walmart
  16. Whole Foods

What can I buy with Oregon Food Stamps?

Your Oregon EBT card works like a normal debit card. You can your Oregon EBT Card and food stamp benefits to purchase eligible food items from most grocery stores.

At the checkout counter, swipe the card and enter a 4-digit PIN number to use your SNAP/food stamps to purchase your food.

You can buy any food product available at participating grocery stores (with the exception of prepared foods).

You can locate stores that accept Oregon SNAP benefits online at Snap Retailer Locator.

Additionally, you can use your SNAP benefits at participating Oregon farmers’ markets and healthy corner stores.

Here’s what you can buy with Oregon SNAP EBT:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat, poultry, and fish
  • Dairy products
  • Breads and cereals
  • Other foods such as snack foods and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Seeds and plants, which produce food for the household to eat

You CANNOT use Oregon SNAP EBT benefits to buy:

  • Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes, or tobacco
  • Vitamins, medicines, and supplements
  • Live animals (except shellfish, fish removed from water, and animals slaughtered prior to pick-up from the store)
  • Prepared Foods fit for immediate consumption
  • Hot foods
  • Any nonfood items such as:
    • Pet food
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Paper products
    • Household supplies
    • Hygiene items
    • Cosmetics

Income Limit for Oregon Food Stamps Summary

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Carrie Brenner

Carrie is a lead writer and editor for Food Stamps Now. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Salisbury University. Carrie specializes in content creation, website development, graphic design, SEO and content strategy for Food Stamps Now. She is passionate about helping low income Americans access the resources and information to improve their quality of life.



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