P-EBT Benefits

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    Dear Families,

    Texas school districts are sharing this notice with families who are certified for free or reduced priced meals during the 2020-2021 school year.

    From the Texas Department of Agriculture:
    Enrolled students (up to 21 years of age) in families that temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals for the 2020–2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible to receive Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT). P-EBT benefits can be used to buy food from any retailer that accepts the Lone Star Card. 

    The application for P-EBT will open Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Go to yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT to apply. The application link is case-sensitive. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 13, 2021. 

    Who Needs to Apply?

    • A parent/guardian must apply if eligible child is:
      • Enrolled in K-12 and NOT part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between August 2020 and June 2021.
      • Born on or before Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for the first time during the 2020–2021 school year in May or June 2021.

    • A parent/guardian does not have to apply, and P-EBT benefits will automatically be placed on the current Lone Star Card, if eligible child is:
      • Born on or before Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between August 2020 and April 2021.
      • Born after Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between October 2020 and June 2021. 

    For more information about eligibility, applying and getting your P-EBT benefits, visit hhs.texas.gov/pebt, or call the P-EBT Call Center at 833-442-1255, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.– 6 p.m.