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Online application for additional SNAP food benefits now open

Posted June 12, 2020

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Certain 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 who attend a school that offers free meals to all students are also eligible.

The online application is open through June 30. Review the criteria to see if you need to apply to receive these benefits.

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. Beneficiaries have one year from the date benefits were issued to use P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits are non-transferrable.

To learn more, call 833-613-6220 or visit the Texas Department of Health and Human Services website in English or Spanish.

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