P-EBT Food Benefits for the 2020-21 School Year
The Continuing Appropriations Act 2021 and Other Extensions Act (the CR) extended the availability of P-EBT benefits for every month for which school is in session through September 30, 2021. OTDA cannot issue P-EBT food benefits to eligible students for the 2020-2021 school year until we receive approval from the United States Department of Agriculture, and we anticipate that P-EBT food benefits for the 2020-2021 school year will be issued to eligible children no sooner than March 2021. Please continue to visit our website for the most up to date information.
SNAP COVID-19 Information
Information on the Supplemental Emergency Allotment (EA) of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits for 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 2/Children Enrolled in Medicaid
- P-EBT Food Benefits Letter to Parents of Eligible Children Who are Enrolled in Medicaid
- Creating a Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Food Benefit Personal Identification Number (PIN) for a NYS Medicaid Common Benefit Identification Card (CBIC)
- Activating a NYS Medicaid Card for P-EBT Food Benefits video
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.
- Notice to All Recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) will automatically issue an Emergency supplemental SNAP benefit to households not already receiving the maximum benefit.