P-EBT Information

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    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 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.

    Thank you,

    Tyler ISD Food Services
    903-262-1107


    How to Apply for P-EBT

    Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a one-time benefit for eligible families to buy food. P-EBT is for families who meet at least one of the following criteria:

    - 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 5-18 years old who received SNAP food benefits for the month of March 2020.
    - Children who attend a school that offers free meals to all students (Community Eligibility Provision or Provision 2).

    Who needs to complete an online application?
    Families that did NOT receive SNAP benefits for the month of March 2020 AND have children who are certified for free or reduced-price meals or who attend a school that offers free meals to all students.
    Families that received SNAP benefits for the month of March 2020, with children under 5 and/or between the ages of 19 and 21 as of March 17, 2020.

    Who does not need to submit an application?
    Families that received SNAP benefits for the month of March 2020 who have children ages 5-18 as of March 17, 2020, will have benefits loaded onto their existing SNAP card by May 22. No action is needed.

    How do I apply?
    Your school will email you the application link in early June. The application will be open until July 31, 2020.
    If you get SNAP benefits and your child is approved for P-EBT, Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) will put funds on your current Lone Star Card. If you do not currently get SNAP benefits, HHS will mail you a P-EBT card loaded with benefits.

    What information do families need to complete the application?
    The application will ask for information about each child and the parent that is applying. It is important that you complete as much information as possible.

    The following information is required on the application:
    - Head of household first name
    - Head of household last name
    - Head of household date of birth
    - Head of household sex
    - Head of household mailing address
    - Child first name
    - Child last name
    - Child sex
    - Child date of birth
    - School District Name
    - Type of school (public, private, charter, or other)