Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) covers the cost of missed school meals while students learn remotely. 

All NYC public school students—regardless of income and immigration status—are automatically eligible for P-EBT for the 2020-2021 school year. No application or registration is required. P-EBT does not affect any other benefits or public charge status.

The monthly amount is based on a student’s primary mode of learning for each of the 10 months of the school year (September 2020–June 2021)

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$82 for each month

for students with 1-12 days of remote learning for that month

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$132 for each month

for students with 13 or more days of remote learning for that month.

Distribution 1 covers September 2020–March 2021, began June 14, and is currently: ONGOING


Distribution 2 covers April–June 2021, expected to start in late summer/fall.*

*Distribution dates are approximate

P-EBT funds will be issued automatically to families on their benefits cards or on a new P-EBT card will be mailed. You do not have to apply.

The funds will be issued in one of four ways:

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1

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2

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3

4

Current EBT card

if the student is enrolled in SNAP and/or Public Assistance (PA). 

Medicaid CBIC card

only if the student’s P-EBT funds were issued to this card for spring 2020 AND the funds were spent.

P-EBT card issued for spring 2020

only if the student’s P-EBT funds for spring 2020 were spent.

EBT Customer Service 1-888-328-6399 

  • Request a replacement card

  • Check your P-EBT balance

  • Activate (PIN) a card

 

You can also check your card balance by visiting www.connectebt.com.


NY State P-EBT Hotline: 1-833-452-0096 

can help you:

  • Activate a card if you're having trouble activating

NEW P-EBT card

will be mailed for each student who: 

 

Is new to the school system this year and not enrolled in SNAP or public assistance;
 

OR
 

Received their spring 2020 P-EBT on an existing SNAP and/or public assistance EBT card or Medicaid CBIC but are no longer enrolled in those programs;


OR
 

Received their spring 2020 P-EBT on a separate P-EBT card or Medicaid CBIC card but did not redeem (spend) the benefit.