The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has received approval from the United States Department of Agriculture to issue Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer. The federal COVID-19 public health emergency is ending, and West Virginia will issue a final P-EBT benefit for the covered summer period.
Eligible students are those who attended a West Virginia school that participates in the National School Lunch Program, were actively enrolled in the 2022-2023 school year on May 15 and qualify for free or reduced-price meals. All students who attend a Community Eligibility Provision school and receive free or reduced-priced meals also qualify for P-EBT.
If one’s child attends a participating school and a person did not previously apply for free or reduced-price meals, or if one’s household situation has changed and a person may now qualify, please visit www.schoolcafe.com or contact one’s local board of education for more information.
An eligibility letter will be mailed to each student who qualifies for Summer P-EBT. Qualified students will receive a one-time Summer P-EBT issuance of $120 to existing WV P-EBT cards in June. Only students new to the P-EBT program will be mailed a WV P-EBT card. If the card has been lost, a new card may be requested by calling 1-866-545-6502.
The WV P-EBT program is a shared initiative between DHHR and the West Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Child Nutrition.
For additional information, please visit the WV P-EBT website or contact the P-EBT Call Center at 1-866-545-6502.
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