The state Department of Human Services (Courtesy/State of Oregon)
Oregonians receiving nutritional benefits can apply to the Department of Human Services to replace food spoiled by the recent power outages.
People receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Benefits (also called “SNAP” or food stamps) who’ve lost or had to throw out food after losing electricity, flooding, home damage or some other misfortune can request replacement benefits based on the value of the items destroyed.
The requests must be made to the department within 10 days of the date the food is destroyed, according to a press statement.
Those wishing to apply for replacement benefits are advised to call the department’s eligibility line at 1-800-699-9075. More information and forms to apply for replacement benefits are available on the DHS website.