WV DHHR To Issue P-EBT Benefits To Eligible Children

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the West Virginia Department of Education have received approval from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to issue P-EBT benefits to eligible children this summer.


School-age children are eligible if effective May 31, 2021, they were enrolled in a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program in school year 2020-21 and qualified for free or reduced-price school meals.


Officials say kids under the age of six are eligible if they are in a household that receives Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.


These benefits will be loaded onto existing P-EBT cards that were issued during the 2020-21 program year. The state will not utilize the Mountain State card for summer P-EBT.

A one-time benefit of $375 will be issued per child to each eligible child.


Benefits are set to be released mid-July.




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