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Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) was established during the pandemic to help families cover the cost of school meals their children would have been eligible to receive for free or at a reduced price through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

P-EBT was first issued in Pennsylvania in Spring 2020 as a response to the national public health crisis. More P-EBT funds were issued for the 2020-2021 school year and continued into the 2021-2022 school year. Due to the end of the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) on May 11, 2023, the P-EBT program will end after the 2022-2023 school year. 

P-EBT benefits, corrections, or replacement cards will not be issued after September 30, 2023, due to the end of the PHE.

Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) P-EBT website for comprehensive information on the P-EBT program.

If you have questions about this program or need to report a problem, please call the resource line: 1-877-343-0179 or submit a Pennsylvania P-EBT inquiry form via the DHS website.