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Pandemic EBT


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School-Year P-EBT is Ending

The ending of the federal Public Health Emergency will bring about the end to P-EBT issuances:

  • P-EBT eligibility for SNAP children under six will end on May 11, 2023. The last payment for SNAP children under six will go out in June 2023.
  • School-age children will not receive P-EBT benefits for the school year 2022-2023. However, a summer benefit is expected to be released in late summer 2023.

More information about the final P-EBT benefits issuance and schedule will be shared in the coming weeks. Please continue to visit this webpage for the latest and most accurate information.

What is P-EBT?

How to Pin Your Card

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 and meet certain conditions as defined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Households that do not meet eligibility requirements for the P-EBT program are encouraged to call 2-1-1 Virginia or visit the 211 website for information on local resources available in their area.

If you believe there are students in your household who met all of the P-EBT requirements and you have not received P-EBT benefits or you have questions regarding previous issuances of benefits, please contact the P-EBT Call Center from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m Monday - Friday and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 866-513-1414 or 804-294-1633 or use the P-EBT Online Inquiry Form. Please do not contact your child's school or local department of social services with P-EBT questions.

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