P-EBT

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer
Posted on 06/04/2020
This is the image for the news article titled Pandemic Electronic Benefit TransferDear Parent or Guardian,

This letter is intended for families with:
  • Children who received SNAP food benefits for March 2020
  • Children who are certified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019-20 Texas school year

  • Children who attend a school that offers free meals to all students (Community Eligibility Provision or Provision 2)

If you do not meet at least one of these criteria, you are not eligible for the benefits described below.


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.
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.

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 June 30, 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.
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  • 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
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  • If you get SNAP benefits and your child is approved for P-EBT, we will put funds on your current

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 and last name
    • Child sex
    • Child date of birth
    • School District Name
    • Type of school (Devine ISD is a public school.)

The following information is optional on the application for each child:
    • Child’s middle name
    • Child’s Social Security
    • School ID #
      o While this term can vary depending on your school or district, it may be referred to as Student ID or Local ID. You should be able to find the number on your child’s report card or by asking your child.

If you need help filling out the P-EBT application, please contact 833-613-6220. For more information, please visit hhs.texas.gov/PEBT or call is 833-613-6220.



May 28, 2020 Letter:
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a one-time food benefit of up to $285 per eligible child. P-EBT food benefits are for children who received SNAP food benefits for March 2020 and children who are certified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019-20 Texas school year.

Devine ISD families who have not yet applied for free and reduced meals for their students may do so by clicking on the following link:

Free and Reduced Price Meal Application

Families will need to reapply for free and reduced cost meals for the 2020-2021 school year in August. Application instructions will be sent to families from school districts in late May, and the P-EBT application will open the first week of June.

P-EBT food benefits are for children who received SNAP food benefits for March 2020 and children who are certified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019-20 Texas school year. For more information, visit:

Texas Health and Human Services 
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