DHHS Received Federal Approval to Launch Second Round of Children in Child Care P-EBT Benefits

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For Immediate Release: 10/26/2022

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Lincoln – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) has announced that Nebraska is approved to disburse Children in Child Care P-EBT benefits for the 2021-2022 school year with the first issuance taking place on October 26 for children under 6 receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

P-EBT is a USDA program designed to provide cash benefits on an EBT card to purchase food. The purpose of this program is to provide benefits to children who lost access to food due to daycare closures or adjusted hours or attendance from August 2021 to December 2021.

Families receiving SNAP with children under the age of six are eligible for 2021-2022 Children in Child Care P-EBT benefits if the children received SNAP benefits in the month benefits are being issued. A child may not receive the 2021-2022 school year P-EBT and 2021-2022 Children in Child Care P-EBT for the same month. P-EBT benefits will be issued directly to their SNAP EBT card for children on SNAP under the age of 6.

Families with questions about P-EBT can contact DHHS.NebraskaPEBT@nebraska.gov. Please include the following information in the email: the parent's name, Master Case Number, address, email address, phone number, child's name, and child's date of birth.

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