Spring (March-June) 2020 P-EBT for NYC Students

CLICK HERE for information about P-EBT for the 2020-2021 School Year

Spring 2020 P-EBT Updates

(Last updated: May 18, 2021)

New York State has finished distributing P-EBT benefits for March-June 2020.  

If you believe you have not received your child's P-EBT food benefit for March-June 2020:

  • If your child was enrolled in SNAP or public assistance as of March 2020, you may have received P-EBT on an existing EBT card in May or June 2020. Please first check if there were deposits on your EBT card around that time that add up to $420 per child. 

  • If your child was enrolled in Medicaid as of March 2020, you may have received P-EBT on an existing Medicaid Common Benefit Identification Card (CBIC) 

For those receiving P-EBT on their Medicaid

Common Benefit Identification Card (CBIC):

This is the letter sent out: English / español

Instructions to set up a PIN: English / español

Video of how to set up a PIN: English / español 

  • If your child was not enrolled in SNAP, public assistance, or Medicaid as of March 2020, or you still have questions about the spring 2020 benefit, email us at info@foodadvocates.org ​

 
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Card Activation Line: 1-888-328-6399

This is also the number you will use to check the balance on your card.

 

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

Spring 2020 P-EBT Resources 

CLICK HERE for information about P-EBT for the 2020-2021 School Year
Download P-EBT Flyer

An overview of P-EBT food benefits for students in NYC. Download the PDF in: 

Youth Food Advocates' Visual

Youth Food Advocates created a visual as an easy way for NYC students and their families to learn, understand, and share information about P-EBT:

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Community Food Advocates created FAQs specific to NYC, available in:

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) administers P-EBT and has FAQs available: 

State FAQs

Presentations

Community Food Advocates has recordings of recent presentations about P-EBT:

P-EBT Wave 2: Info for families with students enrolled in Medicaid

Info Session on May 27, 2020

Presentación en español

Troubleshooting

Click here for more information on how to activate and set up a PIN for a card, and more...

 
Need Help with P-EBT?

Call the State P-EBT Helpline: 1-833-452-0096