MEDFORD, Ore--- The Oregon Department of Human services is receiving federal approval for an additional extension for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients in 20 counties. The approval allows the request the replacement of benefits as a result of food loss due to power outages and wildfires that began on September 7, 2020.
Jackson, Josephine, Lake, and Klamath counties are among the 20 counties that now have until October 19, 2020 to apply.
To request replacement food benefits you can call your local office and submit the required information through email, fax, or regular mail. Recipients can use either Form DHS 0349D (Affidavit for Nonreceipt or Destroyed Food Stamp Benefits) or submit a signed and dated written request that includes how the food was destroyed, the date it happened, destroyed food items, and the amount paid for each item.
More information is available online at https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/assistance/food-benefits/pages/replacement%20-benefits.aspx.