Summer P-EBT benefits arriving next week for K through 12 students in Louisiana

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DCFS: "More than 500,000 Children Received Benefits for 2020-21 School Year So Far"

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The summer months for Louisiana’s Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program are now covered after recent approval from the federal government.

Students in Kindergarten through 12th grade will have access to the third P-EBT payment very soon.

Cards will be loaded starting on August 4.

According to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, “those who have already received P-EBT benefits for the 2020-21 school year will see benefits made available on student’s existing cards by August 6.”

DCFS is providing this important information about the benefits below:

  • Children who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals but didn’t receive P-EBT for the 2020-21 school year because they attended school in-person will receive a P-EBT card by mail pre-loaded with their Summer P-EBT benefits.

DCFS says, “for Summer P-EBT, each eligible child will receive a one-time payment of $375 to cover both June and July.”

If you have any questions about the P-EBT program, visit Pandemic EBT Program.

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