State Extends One-Time Meal Benefit Deadline to Aug. 21
The state of Texas has extended the deadline to apply for a one-time food benefit, Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), for families who lost access to free or reduced-price meals due to school closures. Texas families now have until Aug. 21 to apply for the Pandemic EBT card, which pays $285 for each student who received free and reduced-price meals.
P-EBT food benefits are for children who received SNAP food benefits for March 2020 and children who are certified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019-20 Texas school year. For more information, visit: hhs.texas.gov/PEBT