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P-EBT SNAP-Food Benefit

Important Information for Families about P-EBT Benefits for 2021-22 School Year, Summer 2022, and Summer 2023
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) is issuing Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) food benefits for the 2021-22 school year and the summer 2022 and 2023 periods.

Application for Additional Benefits
If your eligible child was absent or remote learning for any number of days in a month due to COVID-19 in the 2021-22 year, you can apply to see if they are eligible for additional benefits.
Visit the P-EBT Food Benefit Application at https://pebtbenefits.ny.gov, log in, and check the list of schools to see if your child’s school is listed. If it is, you can apply for additional benefits by
reporting the number of days your child was absent or remote by month and confirm that it was due to COVID-19. The deadline to apply is September 30th, 2023. More information about completing and submitting an application is available at https://otda.ny.gov/PEBT-FAQs

For More Information or Questions
OTDA provides updates on benefit issuances at https://otda.ny.gov/SNAP-COVID-19/. If you have questions, you may call the P-EBT food benefits Helpline: 1-833-452-0096 or fill out the PEBT Information Form at https://otda.ny.gov/PEBT-Info to submit a question in writing. More information about P-EBT is available at https://otda.ny.gov/PEBT-FAQs

P-EBT SNAP-Food Benefit
If your child(ren) is newly enrolled in their school and/or you believe they qualify for free or reduced-price school meals, please contact your child’s school to ask about the program requirements.

If you have misplaced 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 [otda.ny.gov] 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 [connectebt.com] or by calling 1-888-328-6399.

For additional information please visit NYSOTDA P-EBT Benefits Information Page [otda.ny.gov]

Information on the P-EBT Foods Benefits program.