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Could you use help paying for food each month?
Students 18-49 who attend higher education at least half time may be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps).
Students must meet income guidelines to be eligible to receive SNAP benefits:
(2016 Oregon Household Income Guidelines - 185% Federal Poverty Level)
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Students must also meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Accepted federally funded work-study and anticipate working
- Paid employee working at least 20 hours a week
- Self-employed at least 20 hours each week and have countable monthly income of at least $1,247 after business costs
- Responsible for the care of a child under the age of 6
- Receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) cash assistance
- In a Workforce Investment Act (WIA) training program
- Receiving Unemployment Compensation
- Participating in at least one of the Employment Department training programs
- Unable to work due to physical or physiological difficulties
- Already declared a major intended to complete in 4 years and have plans for a career/employment
There are factors that affect the chances of eligibility:
- Students cannot receive school meal plans that cover more than 51% of the meals
- Students on a break from school must still meet student criteria
- Students under the age of 22 who are living at home must apply with their family
- Financial aid received through the Veterans Administration or private scholarships count as income.
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