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P-EBT
Lisa Roach
Monday, May 24, 2021

This product is funded by USDA. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Pandemic Electronic
Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)
P-EBT is a food benefit for families with children
who temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price
meals at school during the COVID-19 pandemic.
P-EBT is for families with
children who meet one of the
following criteria:
Up to 21 years old and certified
for free or reduced-price meals
through the National School Lunch
Program (NSLP) at a school in Texas
during the 2020–2021 school year.
Up to 21 years old and attend a
Community Eligibility Provision
(CEP) or Provision 2 (P2) school that
offers free meals to all students.
Born after Aug. 1, 2014, in families
who received SNAP benefits for at
least one month between October
2020 and June 2021.
What can families buy with
P-EBT funds?
Household food
items, such as fruits,
meats/poultry/fish,
dairy and breads.
P-EBT benefits can
be used wherever
SNAP food benefits
are accepted.
Who needs to complete an online application?
• Eligible students in families who did not receive SNAP benefits
for at least one month during the 2020–2021 school year.
• Eligible students born on or before Aug. 1, 2014, in families
who received SNAP benefits for the first time during the
2020–2021 school year in May or June 2021.
The following items are required on the P-EBT application:
1. Parent/legal guardian name, date of birth and sex
2. Physical address
3. Child’s name, date of birth, sex, school district county, school
district and campus name
4. Public school students must provide either their Social Security
number or state-assigned number (S-number)
It is important to put a valid phone number on the application
because staff may need to call you before approving the application.
How will eligible families get P-EBT benefits?
• Families who got SNAP benefits during the 2020–2021 school
year will have P-EBT benefits loaded on their current Lone
Star Card.
• Families who did not get SNAP benefits during the 2020–2021
school year will have a P-EBT Card with funds mailed to them.
If a family believes a child was incorrectly denied
P-EBT benefits, who do they contact?
Call the P-EBT Call Center at 833-442-1255 or visit
yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/initiatereview/ June 21 through
Sept. 10, 2021. You will need to provide the Application ID on
the top of the notice you received in the mail.
Schools will send families a link to the application so
they can apply once it is open. For more information,
visit hhs.texas.gov/pebt or call the P-EBT Call Center
at 833-442-1255.
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