P-EBT deadline is July 31, 2020

Deadline to apply is July 31, 2020

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 deadline to apply is July 31, 2020


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

  • Yes, you will need to apply.

  • Fill out an application here: yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT

  • The application is open until July 31, 2020.

  • If you do not currently get SNAP benefits and your child is approved for P-EBT, you will be mailed a P-EBT card loaded with benefits.


Families that DID get SNAP benefits for the month of March 2020

  • You do not need to apply for children ages 5-18. Benefits were loaded onto your existing SNAP card by May 22.

  • If you have children under 5 and/or between the ages of 19 and 21, you will need to fill out an application for those children. Fill out an application here: yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT

  • If you get SNAP benefits and your child is approved for P-EBT, we will put funds on your current Lone Star Card.


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 833-613-6220. For more information, please visit hhs.texas.gov/PEBT or call 833-613-6220.


Sincerely,

Fort Stockton ISD

Click Here for Link to the Texas P-EBT Application

Haga clic aquí para obtener un enlace a la solicitud P-EBT de Texas

Program Information

Because of school closures from COVID-19, Texas received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide more than $1 billion in pandemic food benefits to families with children that have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals.


Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) provides eligible families with a one-time payment for each child who previously received free or reduced-price meals. P-EBT works the same way the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits do and will help families get the food they need during the current pandemic. P-EBT will be administered by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Texas Department of Agriculture, and the Texas Education Agency.


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This letter is intended for families with:


  • Children who received SNAP food benefits for March 2020.
  • Children who are certified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019-20 Texas school year.
  • Children who attend a school that offers free meals to all students (Community Eligibility Provision or Provision 2).


If you do not meet at least one of these criteria, you are not eligible for the benefits described below.


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Dear Fort Stockton ISD Parents,


We understand the challenging circumstances you are experiencing and wanted you to know your household may be eligible to receive Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits to buy food from any retailer that accepts the Texas Lone Star Card.


P-EBT is a one-time benefit of up to $285 and will be issued on an EBT card to assist families during this unanticipated school closure.


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 and all children who attend a school that offers free meals to all students (Community Eligibility Provision or Provision 2) are eligible to receive P-EBT benefits.


Families who received SNAP benefits for the month of March 2020 and have children 5-18 years old as of May 17, 2020, do not need to apply for those children. These families will receive P-EBT benefits on their current Lone Star Card by May 22. No further action is required of you.


Families with children up to 21 years old who are certified to receive free or reduced-price meals during the 2019-20 school year need to apply for P-EBT. (This includes families who received SNAP benefits for the month of March 2020 and have children under 5 and between 19 and 21.) These families will need to apply for P-EBT benefits online. Eligible families will receive a school email with a link to the P-EBT application the first week of June. You will have until June 30, 2020 to complete the application. Once approved, a P-EBT card will be mailed to your household.


Please refer to the “How to Apply for P-EBT” handout for more information about the application process and what information you will need to provide. You will have one year, from the date the benefits were issued, to use your P-EBT food benefits. P-EBT benefits are non-transferrable.


We trust this benefit will prove helpful. For more information, please visit hhs.texas.gov/PEBT. A P-EBT call center will be available in June when the application is available. The phone number will be included in the information we send you with the application link.


Sincerely,

Fort Stockton ISD

How to Apply (Cómo aplicar)

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