Important Update for P-EBT Food Benefits Covering the 2020-21 School Year
New York State continues to distribute Pandemic EBT food benefits to all households with eligible children who receive free school lunch under the National School Lunch Act. Here are important updates to the distribution as of Wednesday, May 25, 2022:
- Nearly all eligible children throughout the state, who had their in-person attendance reduced during the 2020-21 school year due to the pandemic have been issued their P-EBT food benefits. You can check your family's P-EBT food benefit transaction history by visiting www.connectebt.com or by calling 1-888-328-6399.
- OTDA is now distributing Summer P-EBT. Eligible students in households located outside of the five-county New York City area and that are not enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or Public Assistance will begin receiving their food benefits this week.
- Recipient households should receive a text message alert when their food benefits are distributed.
- Each eligible student will receive $375 in food benefits.
- OTDA will continue distributing Summer P-EBT benefits in batches through May and into June. Please check back here for the latest updates on this distribution.
SNAP COVID-19 Information
Information on Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) food benefits and Supplemental Emergency Allotment (EA) of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits for eligible households.
- Frequently Asked Questions for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Food Benefits
Answers to many commonly asked questions about the P-EBT food benefits for New York State residents.
- Group 1/Children Receiving SNAP or Temporary Assistance (Cash)
- Group 2/Children Enrolled in Medicaid
- Group 3/All Other Eligible Children
- Frequently Asked Questions for the Emergency Allotment of SNAP Benefits
Answers to many commonly asked questions about the Supplemental Emergency Allotment of SNAP Benefits.
- College Student Expanded SNAP Rules
Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which temporarily expands SNAP eligibility for students of higher education.