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 2023 Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) benefits to Nebraska households this week for children if they were approved for free or reduced-price school meals for the last month of school, May 2023. Eligible children will receive a one-time payment of $120 for the 2023 summer period.
P-EBT is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) program designed to provide cash benefits on an EBT card to purchase food.
2023 Summer P-EBT benefits will be added to P-EBT cards issued to families during the 2022-2023 school year if possible. New P-EBT cards will be issued to families if their address or parent contact information has changed or they are newly eligible. All efforts are made to issue benefits to existing P-EBT cards.
Eligible households in the Omaha Metro area schools will receive benefits on September 12. All other schools will receive benefits on September 14.
Who is eligible for 2023 Summer P-EBT benefits?
SNAP and non-SNAP school-age children are eligible for 2023 Summer P-EBT benefits if they were approved for free or reduced-price meals for the last month of school, May 2023.
Families with questions about P-EBT or think they may be eligible 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.