This notice 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,
The deadline to apply for P-EBT food benefits has been extended to July 31. Please review the criteria to see if your family is eligible and needs to apply for benefits. Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a one-time benefit for eligible families to buy food. Immigration status does not matter when applying for P-EBT. The public charge rule does not apply to P-EBT benefits.
P-EBT is for children 5-18 years old who received SNAP food benefits for the month of March 2020. P-EBT is also for children up to 21 years old who are certified for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program at
school 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.
Do you need to apply?
Eligible families that DID NOT get SNAP benefits for the month of March 2020
Eligible 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.
For more information, please visit http://hhs.texas.gov/pebt. For questions regarding eligibility or if you need help applying, contact the P-EBT Call Center at 833-613-6220 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.