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Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) provides food benefits to families with enrolled

students (up to 21 years of age) who temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school

meals for the 2020–2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

To apply, go to yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT. The application window opens June 2, and the 

deadline to apply is August 13, 2021.

 

Who is Eligible?

• Students who are certified for free or reduced-price meals through the National School

Lunch Program (NSLP).

• Students who attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or Provision 2 (P2) school

that offers free meals to all students.

• Children born after August 1, 2014, in families who received Supplemental Nutrition

Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for at least one month between October 2020 and

June 2021.

 

Who Needs to Apply?

• A parent/guardian must apply if the eligible student 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 August 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 if eligible student or child is:

o Born on or before August 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 August 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits

for at least one month between October 2020 and June 2021.