Posted Date: 06/01/2020
** 06/01/2020 **** UPDATE **
This letter is intended for families with:
If you do not meet at least one of these criteria, you are not eligible for the benefits described below.
Dear Parent or Guardian,
Your household may be eligible to receive Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits to buy food. P-EBT is for children 5-18 years old who received SNAP food benefits for the month of March 2020 and children up to 21 years old who are certified for free or reduced-price meals at school in Texas during the 2019-20 school year. Children that attend a school that offers free meals to all students (Community Eligibility Provision or Provision 2) are also eligible.
The online application for P-EBT is now open. Please review the criteria to see if you need to apply to receive these benefits. The application link is provided below.
Do I need to apply for P-EBT?
Families that DID NOT get SNAP benefits for the month of March 2020
Families that DID get SNAP benefits for the month of March 2020
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.
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P-EBT is a one-time food benefit for families who lost access to free or reduced-price mealsdue to school closures. Please click on the pages below for links to view additional information. You can also click here to visit the Texas Health & Human Services website for additional information.
P-EBT Household Notification Letter P-EBT Flyer P-EBT How to Apply