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P-EBT is issued through a collaboration between the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and is approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Update Dec. 15, 2021: North Carolina has received federal approval to continue Student Pandemic EBT this school year, however the eligibility criteria has changed. This year, eligibility is based on the individual student’s attendance record, not the circumstances of the school. Because most students are now attending school in person and are receiving their meals at school, fewer benefits will be issued this year.
Visit the Frequently Asked Questions to see how this affects P-EBT benefit eligibility and amount.
At this time, North Carolina has not been approved to continue Child Care (previously Children Under 6) and is still waiting for approval. No P-EBT benefits can be provided to this group until federal approval is received.
2021-22 School Year Benefits for Students
P-EBT benefits will be issued for the 21-22 school year under new program rules. This year, eligibility and benefit amount is based on the individual student’s attendance record. To be eligible for benefits, the student must experience one or more days in quarantine or temporary virtual instruction and students will only receive benefits for days when they had these COVID-19 related absences from school. Eligibility and benefit amount will be rechecked each month.
- Quarantine (attendance code: 1D) refers to when the school tells the student to stay home because of COVID-19 related symptoms, illness, or exposure or parent/guardian informs the school about a student's COVID-19 related symptoms, illness, or exposure and the school approves the absence.
- Temporary virtual instruction (attendance code: 1R for present off-site) refers to when the student is enrolled in a physical school but is in virtual or remote learning for a temporary period because of COVID-19. Students can be in temporary virtual instruction if they are enrolled in a physical school.
Your child’s school will determine if their absence is related to COVID-19 and will record that in their attendance record. Contact your child’s school if you have questions about your child’s attendance record.
Students eligible for any month between September and November 2021 can expect to receive benefits mid to late January 2022.
Frequently Asked Questions (Updated for the 2021-22 school year)
- What is P-EBT? (Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer)
- Who is eligible for Student P-EBT?
- What is a COVID-19 related absence?
- How are benefits calculated?
- Why did my child receive P-EBT last year but not this year?
- When will benefits be issued?
- If my child does not qualify to receive P-EBT benefits, what other food assistance resources are available to me?
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