FAQ about 2020-2021 Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) in Pennsylvania

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August 25, 2021 update: The state is distributing the third allotment for the months of March to May for children ages 0-5 TODAY and to school-age children by this Saturday, Aug. 28.

What is P-EBT?

The U.S. Congress created the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Program in Spring 2020 to help families buy food while schools were closed due to COVID-19. More P-EBT funds are being issued to families for the 2020-2021 school year.

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P-EBT for School-Age Children

Am I eligible for these P-EBT benefits?

My child is enrolled in a K-12 school

To qualify for P-EBT, your child must:

  1. have had a reduced number of in-person learning days this school year AND
  2. be enrolled in free or reduced-price school meals.

If your child is enrolled at a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program (you can check the PA list of such schools here), they are already signed up for P-EBT if:

  • you received P-EBT for the end of the 2019-2020 school year, in which case your eligibility will carry over from last year; OR
  • you receive SNAP benefits; OR
  • your child attends a school that provides free meals to all students through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the National School Lunch Program. (You can read more about CEP and check to see if your child’s school participates here.)

All other families will need to be signed up for free or reduced-price school meals in order to automatically receive P-EBT benefits. You can read about how to apply for school meals and check the income guidelines below on this page.

Not eligible for free/reduced-price school meals and P-EBT:

Children enrolled in schools that do not participate in the National School Lunch Program, such as cyber school or homeschool, can’t qualify for free or reduced-price school meals and so they are not eligible for P-EBT. A cyber school should not be confused with whatever virtual learning program your child is doing this year due to the pandemic. Both virtual learning and cyber schools are online, but cyber schools existed before the pandemic and will continue to after. If you’re not sure whether your child has been disenrolled from their regular school and enrolled in your district’s cyber school, please contact your school.

Do I need to apply for free or reduced-price meals?

Your child will need to be signed up for free or reduced-price school meals in order to automatically receive P-EBT benefits. You DO NOT need to apply for free or reduced-price school meals in order to receive P-EBT if:

  • you received P-EBT for the end of the 2019-2020 school year, in which case your eligibility will carry over from last year; OR
  • you receive SNAP benefits; OR
  • your child attends a school that provides free meals to all students through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).


Income Limits for Reduced-Price Meals for the 2020-21 School Year and P-EBT BenefitsWe recommend all other families apply for free and reduced-price school meals in order to get P-EBT. (Please see the maximum income allowed per household in the chart.)

Your school can tell you how to apply for free or reduced-price meals in order to get P-EBT benefits. Many schools have a simple one-page or online school meals application available. You can also apply for both the National School Lunch Program and for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) online through COMPASS, Pennsylvania’s online application system. As long as the state processes your application some time during the 2020-21 school year, you will automatically receive benefits for the entire school year.

How much will I receive?

The amount you receive will depend on your child’s learning situation, which will be reported by the school. It doesn’t matter if your school allowed in-person instruction; if you opted for virtual instruction, your child is eligible for P-EBT as long as they meet the eligibility criteria described above.

  • For months where your child’s learning was fully virtual, you will receive $136.40 per month per child.
  • For months where your child’s learning was a combination of in-school and virtual, you will receive $88.66 per month per child. (This amount may change for the third payment in July.)
  • For months where all learning has been in school, you will receive $0.

How will I get P-EBT?

For families who also receive SNAP (food stamps), the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) tried to post P-EBT to their SNAP EBT card in May. If they couldn’t match your child’s school information to your SNAP case, you will be mailed a P-EBT card. You can check your EBT balance by calling 1-888-EBT-PENN or using the MyCOMPASS PA app on your smartphone.

The state will send new P-EBT cards to all other families who qualify.

About P-EBT cards:

  • Be on the lookout for an envelope with your child’s name from Texas (where the card is manufactured).
  • Families can expect to receive one card for each eligible child.
  • Even if you received a P-EBT card for last school year, you will receive a new card.
  • Your school will be providing the mailing address for the card. It is important to make sure your school has your correct mailing address.
  • Your child’s birth date will be needed to activate the card, make sure your school also has your child’s correct date of birth.
  • Keep the new P-EBT card you receive, future payments will post to that card.

Curious about applying for SNAP? Learn more here: https://tinyurl.com/SNAPforPA

When will I receive these P-EBT benefits?

On March 11, 2021, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture approved Pennsylvania’s plan to provide P-EBT benefits to students. In May, the state began issuing the first benefits payment for the 2020-21 school year to people currently receiving SNAP. Due to an abundance of caution and problems with data matching children’s school records and family’s SNAP accounts during the spring 2020 P-EBT distribution, DHS decided to issue a P-EBT card in the case of any discrepancy in data matching. If the P-EBT benefits haven’t posted to your SNAP card yet, then you are most likely getting a new white P-EBT card in the mail and should have it by the end of June.

Benefits distribution timeline:

  • The 1st payment will cover the months of September through November 2020. PA Dept. of Human Services began issuing these payments May 10.
    • If you receive SNAP benefits: P-EBT should have been loaded onto your SNAP card by the end of May. If DHS was unable to match your school’s information to your SNAP case, they will send you a card for each child instead.
    • If you are sent a P-EBT card: Roughly 850,000 P-EBT cards are getting mailed in Pennsylvania. Other states will also be using the same card company, and there may be postal delays. They are supposed to finish making and mailing them all by the end of June 5, but you may not receive your card until the end of June.
  • The 2nd payment will cover December 2020 through February 2021. This payment should have been loaded onto the same EBT card as your May payment by June 18. If your P-EBT card arrives after June 18 it will already have this payment on it.
  • The 3rd payment will cover March through May 2021. The 3rd P-EBT payment to this age group has started going out and should be on your card by Jul. 30. A small portion of families (about 15,000 kids out of the 1 million receiving P-EBT) won’t receive their 3rd payment until mid-August due to a processing error. There is no way to find out if you are one of those families.
    • Note: this third payment will be $40/month for students who had hybrid instruction.
  • There is no payment for June 2021. To simplify payments for this school year, the 180 school days were divided up evenly into the three 3-month payments for the 9 months of September through May.

Is there a way to track when my card will arrive?

DHS will not be able to track when your card is coming. You can use USPS’s informed delivery service to see what is coming in your mail.

Summer P-EBT for School-Age Children

Who is eligible?

Congress has authorized P-EBT to cover the summer months. Federal guidance says that states are to provide the full P-EBT benefit amount to all students who are eligible for free and reduced-price meals. This includes:

  • graduating seniors and students who were in person all school year; and
  • students who first sign up and get approved for free/reduced-price meals by the end of August.

How much will I receive?

Families with eligible children will receive $375 per child.

When and how will I get these benefits?

Payments for school-age children will be issued between September 13th and 25th to your 2021 school-year P-EBT card(s). Cards for newly eligible children who apply for free/reduced-price meals in July and August will be mailed out starting October 8th.

These will post to the same card as your 2020-21 school year P-EBT benefits.

P-EBT for Kids Ages 0-5

P-EBT meal benefits for children ages 0-5 will go out to families in June!To support families who lost meals due to child care closures, Congress has authorized P-EBT benefits for children ages 0 to 5 who receive SNAP starting October 1, 2020. The USDA approved Pennsylvania’s plan to distribute P-EBT for young children on April 8, 2021. Some 225,000 children in PA will be receiving this benefit.

Is my child eligible for these P-EBT benefits?

Children ages 0 through 5 who received SNAP at some point since October 1, 2021 will be eligible for P-EBT for the month they received SNAP benefits, so long as schools in your area had a modified learning schedule.

Because our state has no way of tracking child care closures, the state is choosing to follow the schedule of a school in your county, or the nearest county, that has had the fewest in-person learning days in order to maximize the benefits that families receive. Even if your child is able to go to in-person childcare and receives meals there, you will still be eligible for P-EBT if schools in your area were partially closed.

  • If a school in your county or a nearby county was fully closed, you will receive the full benefit amount of $136.40 per month.
  • If a school in your region is operating partially in-person and partially online, you will receive the hybrid benefit of $88.66 per month.
  • If all schools in your area are fully open, you will not receive an additional benefit for that month.

How will I receive these benefits?

The benefits will post to your SNAP EBT card, even if you are no longer receiving SNAP. If you need to request a new card, call either 1-877-395-8930 or 1-888-328-7366 to request a new EBT card. You will only receive P-EBT benefits for the months when your SNAP case was active and for the months where your child was included in your SNAP household.

When will I get these P-EBT payments?

Stage 1 (for October to November benefits): Completed. These should have posted to your EBT card by June 14.

Stage 2 (for December to February benefits): PA DHS is aiming to issue these July 1 and 2.

Stage 3 (for March to May benefits): PA DHS is aiming to issue these Aug 12 and 13.

What if these benefits haven’t shown up on my EBT card?

You should check the last six transactions on your EBT to make sure the benefits were deposited by calling 1-888-EBT-PENN or using the MyCOMPASS PA app on your smartphone. If they weren’t, please use the instructions under What if I received the wrong benefit amount? in the Problems section below.

What about summer P-EBT for this age group?

Who is eligible?

Congress has authorized P-EBT to cover the summer months. Federal guidance says that states are to provide the full P-EBT benefit amount for these months to all children ages 0-5 who receive SNAP.

  • Children that are signed up for SNAP by the end of August will be eligible for the full summer amount. This includes babies born during the summer. (Be sure to add them to your SNAP case!)

How much will I receive?

Families with eligible children will receive $375 per child.

When and how will I get these benefits?

Payments for kids ages 0-5 will be issued September 27-28, 2021. Anyone who applies for SNAP in August but is approved later in September will receive the payment on October 15.

How to Use P-EBT cards

How will I activate my card?

Call the Pennsylvania EBT Hotline: 1-888-EBT-PENN (1-888-328-7366)

Select your language

Enter your P-EBT card number and follow the prompts

Create a PIN:

  • At the prompt for the last four digits of your social security number, enter the last 4 digits of your zip code.
  • Then enter the child’s date of birth using the 2 digit month + 2 digit day + 4 digit year Example: April 6, 2005 = 04062005
  • Select your new four-digit PIN, then re-enter your new PIN to confirm
  • You will hear a message that the PIN was created successfully, and then the hotline will hang up automatically.

How do I check my P-EBT card balance?

You can check your EBT balance by calling 1-888-EBT-PENN. (1-888-328-7366)

Or, you can check your balance online at www.ConnectEBT.com When checking the balance of a P-EBT card online, for the social security number enter 000-00-XXXX with the X’s as the last four digits of your zip code and use your child’s date of birth.

How do I use my P-EBT card to buy food?

You can use P-EBT at any retailer that accepts SNAP benefits, like grocery stores or smaller corner stores. Some farmers markets also accept SNAP. Look for signs that say “WE ACCEPT EBT / SNAP HERE.”

You can use P-EBT to purchase most fresh, canned, and frozen food items like:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Meat, dairy, and eggs
  • Rice, beans, and dry goods
  • Seeds to grow your own plants

Click here for a complete list of approved food items.

Pay with your card at the register.

  • Swipe your card at the check-out counter like a debit card, but press the button for EBT.
  • Some machines will give you the choice of “cash” or “food.” Select “food.”
  • Enter your PIN # on the number pad.
  • If you are also buying non-food items, you will be asked for a second payment method.
  • Check your receipt to make sure that the amount on the receipt is the same as the amount of your purchase. Your receipt will also show your remaining balance.

You can use your P-EBT card, just like a SNAP EBT card, to buy groceries online from Aldi, Amazon, Fresh Grocer, ShopRite, and Walmart. However, like SNAP, you can’t use P-EBT to pay for delivery fees. Learn more here.

P-EBT Problems

What if I lost my card?

You can request a replacement card at Pennsylvania’s Dept. of Human Services (PA DHS) P-EBT Inquiry Form.

What if I received the wrong benefit amount?

If your child is eligible for P-EBT but you haven’t received a P-EBT card for them or the benefits haven’t shown up on your card by the end of June then you should do one of the following:

  • Submit an inquiry through the PA DHS P-EBT Inquiry Form. Fill it out with as much information as possible! OR
  • Call 484-363-2137 and leave a voicemail with the following info:
    • Names of your child(ren)
    • Child(ren) date(s) of birth
    • School or school district they attend
    • Contact phone number
    • Contact email address
    • Current mailing address
    • A brief description of the issue

If you report that the amount of benefits the state gave you is wrong because your child’s learning was fully remote (due to health or other personal reasons) even though the school was a hybrid model, the state will contact your school to verify your child’s learning schedule.

Please note:

  • The state is now saying it may take them up to 30 days to respond to your error report.
  • Please do not report not receiving a card before June 30th. It may take until then for you to receive your card. People who report that they are missing benefits when in fact they’ve just not shown up yet will clog up the reporting system. This will prevent the state from helping people with real benefits errors in a timely way.
  • The state will not issue replacement cards before July.

What if I never got P-EBT for the end of the 2019-20 school year?

If you never received a card last year, you can still request for DHS to look into what happened by using the same web form or phone number as in the prior question. Make sure you note in the comments that you are inquiring about benefits from March – June 2020.

Other Questions about P-EBT

Will this impact my immigration status?

Using your P-EBT card does NOT impact you or your child’s immigration status. The public charge rule does NOT apply to P-EBT benefits. Note: the public charge test also does NOT apply to getting SNAP benefits for an eligible family member (such as your U.S citizen child).

Do I have to use all my P-EBT benefits when I get them?

No. The money will carry over from month to month. If you do not use your card at all for nine months, benefits will be removed from the card.

Will receiving P-EBT benefits affect my eligibility for other benefits?

No, it will not, and receiving other benefits will not affect your eligibility for P-EBT.

I have been picking up meals from my child’s school. Can I still get P-EBT?

Yes! You can pick up meals from your child’s school and also get P-EBT. Schools can still offer meals, as well.

I don’t want to use my P-EBT funds. What do I do?

The economy is very uncertain, so you can hold onto the card in case you need it months from now. Funds will carry over from month to month, but if you do not use your card at all, funds will expire after 9 months.

This benefit cannot be transferred to others, so you cannot use this benefit to buy food for others. But you can buy food for your kids using this card – and if this frees up money for you to help others, then you can donate the money you saved on groceries to charity or to help others in need if you wish.

How can I help make sure all eligible PA families get P-EBT?

Due to data errors and a lack of awareness, not everyone who should have received P-EBT last year did. You can help spread the word about P-EBT, including through social media graphics in seven different languages, using our toolkit.

Further questions?

Please check PA’s official P-EBT guide, and/or watch a recording on Facebook or on YouTube of our online info session about P-EBT on Facebook.

If you can’t find your answer, please fill out this form; you will receive a response by email.

Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger logoIf you live in Philadelphia you can contact Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger for more info (Kathy Fisher, kfisher@hungercoalition.org). We thank the Coalition for their contributions to this info.

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56 Responses to FAQ about 2020-2021 Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) in Pennsylvania

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    Ashley May 10, 2020 at 6:05 am #

    My child is homeschooled she is 17 will she still be eligible

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      Just Harvest May 11, 2020 at 2:34 pm #

      No. Your child would have to attend a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program. P-EBT is compensation for the loss of those meals.

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      Ngoc Truong August 14, 2020 at 11:46 am #

      Why I received the P-ebt card but my balance is $0.

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        Just Harvest August 20, 2020 at 5:02 pm #

        If the balance is $0 there are a couple possible reasons. 1) You tried to use the card without properly activating it first. Please refer to Q5 above on how to do that. 2) Your child is involved in a custody dispute and the benefits were removed for that reason. If neither of these are the case, you should follow the instructions in Q7.

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    Susan G Parno May 11, 2020 at 10:13 am #

    Is the Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) FAQ sheet available in Spanish?

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      Just Harvest May 11, 2020 at 2:26 pm #

      Thanks for asking. https://www.justharvest.org/spanish-pandemicebt-faq/

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        Donna H. May 12, 2020 at 10:45 am #

        I dont have a EBT card. How do I apply for the P-EBT card? Both my sons attend Pittsburgh public school.

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          Just Harvest May 12, 2020 at 7:42 pm #

          You don’t need to apply. PPS is a “community eligibility” (CEP) district so all students enrolled there will receive P-EBT automatically because all PPS students are automatically eligible for free school meals. Since you don’t have an EBT card already the state will send you a P-EBT card with benefits for both of your sons.

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    Joanna Peck May 11, 2020 at 3:05 pm #

    What about private school children? Do they need to apply to SNAP?

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      Just Harvest May 12, 2020 at 1:28 pm #

      P-EBT is compensation for lost free or reduced price school meals provided by the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Students are only eligible for P-EBT if their school participates in NSLP, which is only offered at public schools, nonprofit private schools, residential care facilities and some preK programs. If you’re uncertain whether your school qualifies you would need to contact them. If your school qualifies but your child wasn’t receiving free or reduced price school meals before, and you think you might qualify now, please refer to the income guidelines above and Q3 on how to apply. Applying for SNAP is a separate process and doesn’t affect eligibility for P-EBT. Here is info on SNAP eligibility and how to apply: https://www.justharvest.org/get-help/snap-food-stamps/

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    Rachel May 11, 2020 at 4:17 pm #

    I have two kids in public school that were receiving free meals, one child in public school that is totally gtube fed so not receiving meals, and two kids in private schools. Will all five of my kids get the EBT card since we are a household that qualifies or only the two kids that were actually getting the free meals?

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      Just Harvest May 12, 2020 at 1:46 pm #

      Does the private school participate in the National School Lunch Program? If so, you could apply for your children to be eligible for free or reduced-price meals and then get P-EBT benefits for them. Otherwise, it would just be the two students in public schools that had been receiving free meals.

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      Barbra Fitzgerald May 19, 2020 at 5:24 pm #

      Are dates available yet for deposit? The information given states within 15 days of May 6th. Is that business days or just 15 straight days? I currently have an open EBT case with.a Child who received Free breakfast/ lunch due to income. Our district does participate in the necessary program to qualify. Thank you.

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        Just Harvest May 20, 2020 at 12:04 pm #

        It is within 15 straight days — by May 22 — that the state will begin to issue P-EBT benefits to people with SNAP or TANF EBT cards whose children are enrolled in free or reduced-price school meals.

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      Julia Bergener May 24, 2020 at 6:08 pm #

      This is greatly appreciated, thank you. My son has special needs and will be attending ESY in July. Will there be additional benefits for that time period?

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    Jamie Braum May 11, 2020 at 4:35 pm #

    What if we live in Clairton ( a city whose school is eligible) but they go to Propel (a charter school in McKeesport)?

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      Just Harvest May 12, 2020 at 12:30 pm #

      Propel Schools participate in the Community Eligibility Provision — all students at Propel schools are eligible for free school meals regardless of income. So you will automatically receive a P-EBT card with benefits for your child(ren) enrolled at Propel.

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    Amirah Shepard May 11, 2020 at 5:13 pm #

    I didn’t see Philadelphia or Delaware county on the list.

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      Just Harvest May 12, 2020 at 12:34 pm #

      We operate in Allegheny County and don’t know which schools in other counties have the Community Eligibility Provision (by which all students receive free school meals regardless of income). For Philadelphia you can contact Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger for more info: Kathy Fisher, kfisher@hungercoalition.org

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      Arlene May 21, 2021 at 4:48 am #

      Philadelphia school district does participate. They’re on the list.

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    Helaine Summers May 11, 2020 at 5:19 pm #

    Where do you apply for Pandemic EBT?

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    Jen Simcox May 11, 2020 at 8:43 pm #

    My 4yr old attends early Headstart and received breakfast and lunch, will he qualify?

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      Just Harvest May 12, 2020 at 1:19 pm #

      You would have to ask if your Head Start is using the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or the Child and Adult Congregate Feeding Program (CACFP) to fund their free or reduced-price meals. Only children attending a school that participates in NSLP are eligible for P-EBT. Most Head Starts use CACFP unless they are tied to a school district.

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    Chris May 11, 2020 at 9:05 pm #

    When will PA get these?

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      Just Harvest May 12, 2020 at 12:48 pm #

      Please see Q6 above.

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        Brianna May 13, 2020 at 7:50 pm #

        What if you have a special needs child that still attends school. He is 19 tho?

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    Cheron May 11, 2020 at 10:43 pm #

    I already received DHS benefits, will the P-Ebt be added to my regular DHS card or will they be sending out a separate card.

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      Just Harvest May 12, 2020 at 12:39 pm #

      If the DHS benefits you receive are SNAP benefits (food stamps) it will be added to that card. If the benefits are for medical assistance, you will be sent a separate P-EBT card.

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    Kim May 12, 2020 at 8:45 am #

    Hello, what if your child attends cyber school?

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      Just Harvest May 12, 2020 at 1:30 pm #

      P-EBT is compensation for lost free or reduced price school meals provided by the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Students are only eligible for P-EBT if their school participates in NSLP, which is only offered at public schools, nonprofit private schools, residential care facilities, and some preK programs.

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    Khaleedah N Harris May 12, 2020 at 11:02 am #

    Does this apply for those already receiving benefits, including the maximum for their households?

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      Just Harvest May 12, 2020 at 12:42 pm #

      Yes — parents will receive P-EBT benefits for their eligible children regardless of any other benefits they are receiving.

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    Takima Hubbard May 15, 2020 at 2:09 am #

    I have one child in public and 2 in charter school and all were signed up for free lunch but I only received benefits for 1. What do I do

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      Just Harvest May 18, 2020 at 5:30 pm #

      If you are receiving SNAP or TANF benefits then it’s possible the state was able to match your one child with your account and so their P-EBT benefits were deposited on your EBT card, but perhaps the charter school wasn’t running data matches, or may have their information in such a way that the state couldn’t match your children with your SNAP account. If so, a card should be mailed to you for your other two children in the coming weeks. You can check with your charter school just to make sure they have a correct address for you on file and are regularly sending information to the state.
      It could also just be that the state is processing benefits in chunks by school, so the public school’s students were processed before the charter school just by chance.

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    Just Harvest May 15, 2020 at 6:14 pm #

    There is no age limit for P-EBT.

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    Melissa May 15, 2020 at 8:47 pm #

    What benefit do you apply for on the Compass application? I don’t see P-EBT as a choice.

    Thanks!

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      Just Harvest May 15, 2020 at 9:01 pm #

      You need to apply for Free or Reduced-Price School Meals. Once you are found eligible for those you will be sent a P-EBT card.

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        Tiffany Ducker May 18, 2020 at 11:59 pm #

        What if you rec’d a letter at the beginning of the school year stating your child will be free lunch, do u still have to apply for P-EBT?

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    Emily May 15, 2020 at 8:56 pm #

    Is there a Nepali version of this information?

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    Cecilia May 19, 2020 at 6:20 pm #

    Hello ! I didn’t recive any help , please When can I apply for help , Snap or EBT Card , I have 2 kids

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      Just Harvest May 19, 2020 at 7:18 pm #

      If we don’t answer your question here it’s because we’ve sent you an email. Cecilia, we sent an email to your hotmail address on May 15.

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    Rae May 20, 2020 at 6:08 pm #

    After I receive the P-EBT benefits, will i still get my full amount of regular monthly food stamps on June 1st as well?

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      Just Harvest May 22, 2020 at 11:08 am #

      Yes, P-EBT benefits do not affect your eligibility or benefit amount for other assistance programs.

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    Joe May 24, 2020 at 12:52 pm #

    Thank you for posting this and the update. Hunger isn’t political and I appreciate what you’re doing.

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    Holly D May 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm #

    I have 4 children that have been receiving free lunch for few years. Today the pebt was added to my card but it does not equal what is stated above, seems like only 2 of my kids got it. How do I get it corrected?

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      Just Harvest May 28, 2020 at 3:35 pm #

      If the children you didn’t receive benefits for goes to a different school, that could be why — just a difference in when the schools are processing these. You should receive these benefits on your EBT card before June 2.

      If they all go to the same school, that sounds more like a processing error. You should contact the PA Dept. of Human Services: RA-PWPEBTQuestions@pa.gov.

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        Holly May 28, 2020 at 11:37 pm #

        2 are elementary and 1 high school and 1 votech school. So maybe only the elementary posted. 🤔 thanks

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    Bree May 19, 2021 at 5:31 pm #

    If a parent received P-EBT for their child last year but the child now resides with a relative, who has them on their SNAP account, will the P-EBT go onto a P-EBT card like parent received last year for child or will this now go to the relative that has them on their benefits and their SNAP card?

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      Just Harvest May 25, 2021 at 5:26 pm #

      It likely depends on whether the school has the current info about where the child resides and their enrollment in SNAP. If so, the relative should get the benefits. If not, a new P-EBT card will be sent to whoever the school has on file for the child. The school should be contacted ASAP to verify this info. No benefits are being put on last year’s P-EBT cards.

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