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Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Application Opens June 2

This information is for families with meet at least one of these requirements:

  • Children who are certified for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

  • Children who attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or Provision 2 (P2) school that offers free meals to all students. In Belton ISD, this includes Miller Heights Elementary, Southwest Elementary, Chisholm Trail Elementary, the Belton Early Childhood School and South Belton Middle School.

  • Children born after Aug. 1, 2014, in families who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between October 2020 and June 2021.

Enrolled students (up to 21 years old) in families that temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals for the 2020–2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible to receive Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT). P-EBT benefits can be used to buy food from any retailer that accepts the Lone Star Card.

The application for P-EBT opens June 2, 2021. Go to yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT to apply. The deadline to apply is Aug. 13, 2021.

Who Needs to Apply?

A parent/guardian must apply if eligible child is:

  • Enrolled in K-12 and NOT part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between August 2020 and June 2021.
  • Born on or before Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for the first time during the 2020–2021 school year in May or June 2021.

A parent/guardian does not have to apply if eligible child is:

  • Born on or before Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between August 2020 and April 2021.
  • Born after Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between October 2020 and June 2021.

 For more information about eligibility, applying and getting your P-EBT benefits, visit hhs.texas.gov/pebt, or call the P-EBT Call Center at 833-442-1255, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Central time.

June 1, 2021