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 Friday, July 01, 2022:
- OTDA has received reports of P-EBT recipients receiving unsolicited text messages prompting them to call a phone number or follow a link that then asks for personal information. If you are contacted in this way, please do not reply, or provide any personal information. P-EBT recipients should never share personal information unless contacting the agency directly.
- OTDA continues to distribute Summer 2021 P-EBT food benefits to eligible students.
- Each eligible student will receive $375 in Summer 2021 P-EBT food benefits.
- Families can check www.connectebt.com to see if the summer benefit was deposited
- 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.
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 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.