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Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)

 

This letter is for families with: 

• Children who are certified for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch  Program (NSLP). 

• Children who attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or Provision 2 (P2) school that offers  free meals to all students.* 

• Children born after Aug. 1, 2014, in families who received SNAP benefits for at least one month  between October 2020 and June 2021. 

*Contact your child’s school if you have questions about the school’s participation in these programs.  

If you do not meet at least one of the requirements listed above, your child is not eligible for the P-EBT  benefits described below. 

 

Dear Parent or Guardian, 

Enrolled students(up to 21 years of age)in families that temporarily lost access to  free or reduced-price school mealsfor 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 opens June 2, 2021. Go to yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT to apply. The  application link is case-sensitive. The deadline to apply is Aug. 13, 2021. 

Who Needs to Apply? 

• A parent/guardian must apply if eligible child is: 

o 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. 

o 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 ifeligible child is: 

o 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. 

o 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. Central time. 

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Information