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P-EBT Application

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Application Information
 
Your household may be eligible to receive Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits to buy food. P-EBT is a one-time food benefit for families who lost access to free or reduced-price meals due to school closures.
P-EBT is for families who meet at least one of the following criteria: 
  • Children up to 21 year old who are certified for free or reduced-price meals at school in Texas during the 2019-2020 school year. 
  • Children who attend a school that offers free meals to all students (Community Eligibility Provision or Provision 2)
  • Children ages 5-18 who received SNAP food benefits for March 2020
Do I need to apply for P-EBT?
 
Families that DID NOT get SNAP benefits for the month of March 2020
  • Yes, you will need to apply.
  • Fill out an application here: com/Learn/PEBT
  • The application is open until June 30, 2020. Application deadline extended to July 31, 2020.
  • If you do not currently get SNAP benefits and your child is approved for P-EBT, you will be mailed a P-EBT card loaded with benefits.
Families that DID get SNAP benefits for the month of March 2020
  • You do not need to apply for children ages 5-18. Benefits were loaded onto your existing SNAP card by May 22.
  • If you have children under 5 and/or between the ages of 19 and 21, you will need to fill out an application for those children. Fill out an application here: com/Learn/PEBT
  • If you get SNAP benefits and your child is approved for P-EBT, we will put funds on your current Lone Star Card.
P-EBT is a one-time benefit for families issued through an EBT card (like a debit card). Families receive up to $285 per eligible child. You will have one year from the date the benefits were issued to use your P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits are non-transferrable.
 
If you need help filling out the P-EBT application, please contact is 833-613-6220. For more information, please visit hhs.texas.gov/PEBT or call is 833-613-6220.