Contact (media only):Jeff Powell, (402) 471-6223
Non-members of the media with questions about SNAP or P-EBT please contact 1-800-383-4278 or email DHHS.NebraskaPEBT@Nebraska.Gov
Lincoln – The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Children and Family Services (CFS), Economic Assistance (EA) will be issuing Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) benefits to Nebraska households with school-age children eligible for free or reduced-price school meals and children in child care during the 2022-2023 school year period.
P-EBT is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) program designed to provide cash benefits on an EBT card to purchase food. Three P-EBT payments are available to children and families who qualify. The benefits are:
2022-2023 Children in Child Care P-EBT: Nebraska families are eligible for Children in Care P-EBT if:
The issuance dates for Children in Child Care P-EBT are May 17, 2023, and July 20, 2023.
2023 Summer P-EBT: Nebraska families are eligible for 2023 Summer P-EBT if:
The issuance dates for 2023 Summer P-EBT are September 12, 2023, and September 14, 2023.
2022-2023 School Children P-EBT: Nebraska families are eligible for School Children P-EBT benefits if:
Students who enrolled in a fully virtual learning environment/academy or became homeschooled as of January 27, 2020, due to the COVID-19 public health emergency and qualify for free or reduced-priced meals as though they were still attending an NSLP participating school are eligible for 2022-2023 P-EBT benefits. Families with students attending a fully virtual learning environment/academy or homeschool must complete an application to determine their P-EBT eligibility. Applications must be submitted by June 22, 2023.
The issuance dates for School Children P-EBT are June 22, 2023, and August 15, 2023.
The issuance date for fully virtual and homeschooled P-EBT is August 15, 2023.
Families with questions about P-EBT can contact DHHS.NebraskaPEBT@nebraska.gov or call 1-800-383-4278. 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.