The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program, also known as P-EBTissued as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. But did you know 92% of states continue to send money to the card?
P-EBT is part of the US government’s solution to help families pay for food while their children are at home due to school closures during the pandemic, WBRE reports. If your child receives free lunch at school, you may receive an EBT card to purchase food while at home.
Funding for the P-EBT program comes from the federal COVID-19 relief package, but distribution and management has been handled by individual states with approval from the US Department of Agriculture.
Most states – 46 out of 50 – implemented this program during the 2021-2022 school year, and most are scheduled to receive benefits from the previous school year between July and December.
Some states, however, have not yet allocated benefits to residents with P-EBT cards, and qualifying residents may still have funds coming their way.
Countries that should receive benefits for the 2021-2022 school year:
Countries that should expect P-EBT benefits in the future:
Countries that do not plan to send P-EBT services, according to US Department of Agriculture:
- South Dakota
It is important to note that states may have changed their benefit schedule from what was originally listed in their proposal, so the list above may reflect the exact date. However, if the countries can stay on schedule, they are expected to release the benefits by the indicated date.
Check your country’s website linked above for more detailed payment information. You can also call the phone number on your P-EBT card to check the balance.
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