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Lincoln – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) has announced that Nebraska has been approved to disburse Summer P-EBT benefits with the first issuance taking place on September 8 for school children and September 10 for children under 6. Summer 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 and school closures or adjusted hours or attendance from May 31, 2021, through August 13, 2021.
SNAP families with children, under age six, are eligible for P-EBT benefits if they received SNAP during the last month of school, or if they started receiving SNAP benefits between May 31, 2021, and August 13, 2021. SNAP and non-SNAP school-age children are eligible for P-EBT benefits if they were approved for free or reduced-price meals for the last month of school, or if they applied for free or reduced-price meals by August 13, 2021, and were determined eligible by their school.
P-EBT benefits will be issued directly to their EBT card for children on SNAP under the age of 6 while P-EBT benefits for school-age children will be issued to a P-EBT card. New P-EBT cars will be issued to families who did not receive a P-EBT card during the 2020-2021 school year.
Subsequent P-EBT benefits will be issued when eligibility information is received from school districts. The first issuance of Summer P-EBT benefits will occur on September 8, 2021, for school children, and September 10, 2021, for children under 6. Eligible children who do not receive benefits on September 8 and September 10, will receive P-EBT benefits on October 13, 2021, for school children, and October 15, 2021, for children under 6, if the information is received from the schools.