Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)

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Receiving Summer EBT

Page last updated on Saturday, July 13, 2024

Summer EBT food benefits are expected to be issued beginning in mid-July 2024 and will continue through October 2024.*

  • K-12 children who attend public school and are automatically eligible are expected to receive their benefits first, beginning in mid-July and continuing over 4 to 6 weeks. Families receiving benefits on existing P-EBT benefit cards should check their card balance at ebtEDGE.com. Families receiving their benefits on a new or replacement card that is being mailed to them will receive the card within 4 to 6 weeks.
  • K-12 children who attend non-public school (private, religious, or independent schools) and are automatically eligible are expected to receive their benefits beginning in August and continuing over 4 to 6 weeks. Families receiving benefits on existing P-EBT benefit cards should check their card balance at ebtEDGE.com. Families receiving their benefits on a new or replacement card that is being mailed to them will receive the card within 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Children determined eligible through an application could receive benefits as early as August or as late as October 2024 (depending on when the application was submitted). All children determined eligible through an application will be mailed a new Summer EBT food benefit card.
  • Children who became newly eligible for summer EBT because they were enrolled in Medicaid, or SNAP, or certified for free meals by their school at the end of the school year, are expected to receive benefits in October 2024

*The above dates are estimates and subject to change.

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