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FBISD families may be eligible for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (5/26/2021)

FORT BEND ISD (May 26, 2021) - Fort Bend ISD families, with enrolled students up to 21 years of age, may be eligible to receive Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), which can be used to buy food from any retailer that accepts the Lone Star Card. Click here to find out more about the P-EBT benefit. 

 

This applies to parents of students who may have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals for the 2020-21 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and:

  • Are certified for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP);
  • Attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or Provision 2 (P2) school that offers free meals to all students; and
  • Receive SNAP benefits for at least one month between October 2020 and June 2021.

 

The application for the P-EBT will open on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, and the deadline to apply is August 13, 2021. Visit yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT to apply.

 

Who Needs To Apply
A parent/guardian must apply if eligible child is:

  • Enrolled in K-12 and NOT part of a family that received SNAP benefits for at least one month between August 2020 and June 2021; and/or
  • Born on or before August 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for the first time during the 2020-21 school year in May or June 2021.

 

A parent/guardian does not have to apply if eligible child is:

  • Born on or before August 1, 2014, and is part of a family that received SNAP benefits for at least one month between August 2020 and April 2021; and/or
  • Born after August 1, 2014, and is part of a family that received SNAP benefits for at least one month between October 2020 and June 2021.

 

Please note, the Fort Bend ISD Child Nutrition is not responsible for the amount of the benefit received, or the status of the P-EBT application.

 

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, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CST).

 

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