Children who got P-EBT benefits over the summer of 2020 can get more P-EBT benefits for the months of August and September.
Who is eligible? Children who got P-EBT benefits over the summer of 2020 can get more P-EBT benefits if:
• they are still a CA registered student; and
• can be assumed to be attending school via distance learning.
Benefit amounts are unique to each child and determined based on how many school days a student can be assumed to be attending school via distance learning.
When will P-EBT extension cards arrive?
Eligible children will get P-EBT extension cards in the mail in early November 2020 and through the end of December 2020.
How will families get their P-EBT benefits?
Families do not need to do anything. Under the P-EBT extension, each eligible child will receive a new P-EBT card with new P-EBT benefits for the months of August and September 2020. These new P-EBT cards will be mailed directly to eligible families without the family having to apply online.
Use it like a debit card.
Your P-EBT benefits can be used to buy food in most grocery stores and farmers markets.
Use your P-EBT card like a debit card:
• Select "EBT"
• Swipe the card
• Enter your private PIN number
Visit cdss.ca.gov/pandemic-ebt to learn more!
*Students can still pick up to-go meals if they have P-EBT benefits.
P-EBT is a program by CDSS and CDE, funded by the USDA, an equal opportunity provider and employer.