The P-EBT Parent Portal allows parents to view and receive information about their child’s P-EBT benefits. First, you will need to create a CAFÉ account. You can view detailed instructions on how to do so here. Now that you've created a CAFÉ account, you can navigate to the P-EBT Portal within CAFÉ.
Children that are home schooled, attend a cyber charter school or are enrolled in a school that does not participate in the NSLP are not eligible for P-EBT. If you do not know if your child attends a CEP eligible school, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Education NSLP website.
The P-EBT program was re-authorized to cover the entire 2020-21 school year. A new P-EBT has been approved for Pennsylvania by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service. Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) P-EBT website for comprehensive information on the P-EBT program.
The USDA Food and Nutrition Service approved the continuation of the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program for the 2021-2022 school year. However, operation of the program is reviewed and approved on a state-by-state basis.
What if I need a new P-EBT card? P-EBT benefits for the current school year will start to be issued in mid to late June, 2022. If you require a replacement card you can request one through the new P-EBT Parent Portal.
Yes, you should keep your card in case your child qualifies for future P-EBT program benefits. Your card will be reloaded as long as the program continues, and your child qualifies.
To check your balance or report your P-EBT card lost, stolen, or damaged, call 1- 800-554-5268. 24.
If they couldn't match your child's school information to your SNAP case, you will be mailed a P-EBT card. You can check your EBT balance by calling 1-888-EBT-PENN or using the MyCOMPASS PA app on your smartphone. The state will send new P-EBT cards to all other families who qualify.
All eligible children will receive a standard summer P-EBT benefit of $375, which will be reloaded on existing P-EBT 2.0 cards in December 2021.
P-EBT has been extended through September 2022 and families with children who are participating in remote learning or attend schools that have had to close due to COVID-19 outbreak may be eligible for P-EBT.
South Carolina has completed P-EBT K-12 and Child Care P-EBT issuance for the school year 2020-2021. No additional P-EBT benefits will be issued for students who were eligible for P-EBT during the 2020-2021 school year. Parents may use the P-EBT Search Portal to check the status of previously approved benefits.
Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) was a brand-new program implemented in 2020 in response to school closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. P-EBT has been extended through the 2021-2022 school year, the summer of 2022, and as long as the current public health emergency continues.
Cards Are Automatically Reloaded Each child will get one card, which will be automatically reloaded with your new benefits as they become available, so don't throw your card away. If you lose your card, you can get a replacement card through the P-EBT Helpline at (877) 328-9677 (M-F 6am - 8pm).
This means that Stage 1 benefits for the 2020-2021 school year have begun being removed from cards. DHS will be reissuing these benefits automatically at the end of November or early in December back onto the cards. Parents do NOT need to report this issue to have the benefits reloaded onto their cards.
On April 19, 2022, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture approved Pennsylvania's plan to provide P-EBT benefits to students for the 2021-22 school year.
In April 2022, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture reauthorized Pennsylvania's plan to provide P-EBT benefits to students for the 2021-22 school year.
What is P-EBT? Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (or P-EBT) was developed by Congress and is funded through the United States Department of Agriculture (or USDA). The federal government makes the rules for this program.
Once you receive the P-EBT card, you will need to activate it by calling the P-EBT hotline on the back of the card. You will be asked to enter the full number on the front of the card. Then you will be asked to enter the last four digits of your social security number.
To check the balance on the card, simply call the EBT Hotline number again and any time after the card has been activated, you will get an automated list of options, including options to check the balance of the card, hear the last ten transactions on the card, change your PIN, or dispute charges.
The P-EBT benefits will remain in the SNAP account for nine months after the account is no longer used. For example, if the benefits are loaded in May and never used, they will be removed in February. But if a portion of those benefits are used in July, then the balance will remain on the card until April.
The maximum daily rate for P-EBT is $6.82. This means that the monthly amount from September through May is $136.40 for a fully virtual student. For September through February, the monthly amount for a student attending some days in person and some days virtual will be $88.66.
If your child receives meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and is not receiving those meals because they are not having in-person classes, then they qualify for P-EBT.
There is no application for P-EBT. DHS will work with schools to get the necessary information to determine which students are eligible. If your child does not fall into any of these categories, they DO NOT qualify for P-EBT.
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) will help families cover the cost of breakfasts and lunches their children would have been eligible to receive for free or at reduced price through the National School Lunch Program. Find out if your school participates in the National School Lunch Program.
The P-EBT program was re-authorized to cover the entire 2020-21 school year. A new P-EBT has been approved for Pennsylvania by the Unit ed States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service. Opens In A New Window.
Three groups are eligible to receive summer P-EBT. Children in K–-12 must have been enrolled in a Texas school during the last month of the 2020–-2021 school year to be eligible for summer P-EBT.
Summer P-EBT is a one-time benefit of $375 for each eligible child that covers June 1–Aug. 29, 2021.
Child care-aged children (born after Aug. 1, 2014) who received SNAP food benefits at any time between June 2021–August 2021 will automatically receive summer P-EBT benefits on their Lone Star Card Oct. 11–15.
Call the Lone Star Card Help Desk at 800-777-7328 for a replacement card.
Free meals provided at a school may or may not be from the NSLP. Some Texas school campuses have offered free meals to all students due to the public health emergency. Receiving these free meals at school does not automatically make a student eligible for P-EBT.
Aug. 28, 2021, is the deadline for newly eligible families to complete and return the household application for free and reduced-price meals (NSLP form) to their school to be eligible for summer P-EBT. The deadline is Aug. 28 because it is the end of the summer P-EBT period. Forms received by schools after that date will not apply to summer P-EBT.
If you think your family qualifies for P-EBT for the 2020-2021 school year, but you have not received your P-EBT funds, call ODJFS at 1-866-244-0071 or email Family_Assistance_Inquiries@jfs.ohio.gov.
To be eligible for P-EBT funds for summer 2021, children must: Received free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program OR. Attended a school where every student gets free meals OR. Be under 6 and live in a household participating in SNAP.
To be eligible for P-EBT funds for August 2020 to the end of the 2020-21 school year, preschool through 12th grade students must have: Has been quarantined for at least 5 consecutive days due to COVID-19. To be eligible for P-EBT funds for the 2020-21 school year, children under 6 must: