What is the P-EBT?
P-EBT is a new and temporary food benefit to help families buy groceries. It works like a debit card, and can be used anywhere that accepts SNAP benefits. ALL kids who qualify for free or reduced lunch can receive the benefit of $5.50 per day per child, which for many families will be up to $399 per kid.
Who can receive P-EBT?
Students enrolled in a K-12 school that offers a school lunch program during the normal school year AND
- Is eligible for free or reduced-price school meals OR
- Is attending a school where meals are free for all students such as a Provision 2 or Community Eligibility Provision School
Can Immigrant Households Apply?
Yes. Using P-EBT benefits does not count as a public charge. P-EBT does not change a parent or child’s immigration status. P-EBT replaces school meals and are for all families that receive free and reduced price school meals
How can I access these services?
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