Kentucky Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Information


You might be eligible for this supplemental benefit for households with children who have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to pandemic-related school closures

The P-EBT card is an Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Kentucky (EBT) card with benefits equal in value to breakfasts and lunches a student did not receive during the days schools were closed

Even if your school provided some meals during this period, you can still be eligible for P-EBT benefits.

Deadline to apply is now August 31, 2020

Who is eligible?

The main website for information on this program is through the Kentucky Department of Education. 

Children attend a public or private school that participates in the US Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch Program. Must be children who are certified to receive free or reduced-price meals and children who attend schools that offer free school meals to all students. Even if your school provided some meals during this period, a household is still eligible for P-EBT benefits.

 Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer assistance Kentucky

Where is the money coming from and how much?

P-EBT benefits are 100% federally funded. The plan will provide each eligible student with up to $313.50 for the time period of March through May to help with nutritional support for children since school was closed during the pandemic.

What do you need?

Your district needs to give you your student’s Statewide Student Identification Number (SSID), it is required for the P-EBT application. 

If your household already receives SNAP benefits or other CHFS Direct Certification Income Eligible Program benefits, you will not follow the opt-in process because you should already be included in the P-EBT program.

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