Message from the Child Nutrition Program Administration Regarding P-EBT Benefits:

Message from the Child Nutrition Program Administration Regarding P-EBT Benefits:

 

New York State is providing Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) food benefits to all households with children who are eligible to receive free school lunch under the National School Lunch Act and whose school was closed or operating with reduced in-school attendance due to COVID-19 during the 2020-2021 academic year. Issuance of the P-EBT benefit commenced in June and will continue for several months due to the large number of eligible children and schools participating in the National School Lunch Program across the state. If your child(ren) is eligible and has not received their P-EBT benefit by October 2021, you may then fill out the P-EBT Information Form at such time.

 

If you have misplaced or if you do misplace a P-EBT Food Benefit card issued to your child(ren), you may order a replacement card by calling 1-888-328-6399. If your child(ren) received P-EBT benefits on a Medicaid card and you need to order a replacement NYS Medicaid card or select a PIN, go to otda.ny.gov/SNAP-COVID-19/P-EBT-Medicaid-Card-PIN-Instructions.asp for more information. Once you have set up a PIN to access your P-EBT food benefits, you can check your family’s P-EBT food benefits balance by visiting www.connectebt.com or by calling 1-888-328-6399.

 

For additional information, please visit NYSOTDA P-EBT Benefits Information Page.