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SNAP benefits to see 12 percent COLA increase

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits will receive a permanent cost of living increase of approximately 12 percent starting in October.

This means that people in Oregon who receive SNAP will start receiving more food benefits this month.

Every October the federal government makes cost of living adjustments to SNAP maximum allotments. These adjustments are based on changes to the amount of money needed to support a basic standard of living. Maximum SNAP allotments are the maximum amount of food benefits that a household may receive based on its size.

SNAP recipients do not have to take any action to receive the increased benefit amounts.

More information about SNAP is available at www.oregon.gov/dhs/assistance/food-benefits/pages/index.aspx.

If you receive SNAP, questions about your SNAP benefits should be directed to the ONE Customer Service Center at 1-800-699-9075.

If your household receives SNAP and your income or the number of people in your household has changed, it could impact your benefits. It is important to make sure ODHS has the most up-to-date information.

SNAP is a federal program that provides food assistance to eligible, low-income families and individuals in Oregon.

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