• 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 enrolled students (up to 21 years of age) that temporarily lost access to free or reduced-priced school meals for the 2020-2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 will open on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. 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?

    • Yes, a parent/guardian must apply if eligible child is:
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Fill out an application here: https://yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT
      • The application is open until August 13, 2021.
      • 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.
    • No, a parent/guardian does not have to apply if eligible child is:
      • 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.
      • 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.

    P-EBT is a one-time benefit for families issued through an EBT card (like a debit card). 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 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, 8:00 a.m. –6:00 p.m. Central time.

    P-EBT Documents
    P-EBT For Families Flyer - English
    P-EBT For Families Letter - Spanish