The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program is a federal program created in the spring of 2020 to supplement school meals that students missed while schools were closed or placed on part-time attendance schedules due to COVID-19. To be eligible for P-EBT benefits, students must qualify for free or reduced-price school meals under the National School Lunch Program. Households that participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and have children under the age of six may also be eligible to receive P-EBT benefits.
Households that do not meet eligibility requirements for the P-EBT program are encouraged to call 2-1-1 Virginia or visit COVID.Virginia.gov/app to download the COVID-19 Virginia Resources mobile app for streamlined access to critical and actionable resources from 2-1-1 Virginia, CommonHelp, and other state and federal agencies.
Questions regarding current or previous issuances of benefits should be directed to the P-EBT Call Center from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday at 866-513-1414 (toll-free) or 804-294-1633, or through the P-EBT Online Inquiry Form.