Texas Summer P EBT Benefit: How To Get The $391 Food Stamp Payment

Texas Summer P EBT Benefit: How To Get The $391 Food Stamp Payment


In this community resource guide, you will learn about the $391 summer P EBT benefit in Texas and how to claim yours.

The P-EBT benefit is a food assistance benefit that is offered to low-income households with school-age children. The P EBT benefit is meant to reimburse parents of children who have missed meals at school due to being sick with COVID-19 or their school or daycare being closed during the pandemic.

Continue reading to learn more about the Texas summer P EBT, who qualifies for it, and how to apply for this food stamp benefit.

What is Summer P EBT? (Food Stamps) 

Summer P EBT is a program that allows low-income families to purchase food during the summer when their children are not in school. The program provides a debit card that can be used to buy food at participating retailers. Summer P EBT is available to households with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch at school. Families can qualify for pandemic EBT benefits whether or not they receive SNAP benefits.

The purpose of P-EBT is to ease the economic burden on families with children who would have gotten free or reduced lunches at school, but couldn’t attend school in person due to factors related to COVID-19 (the child was sick or school was closed due to COVID). This benefit is only accessible to households whose students were eligible for free or reduced lunch prior to the pandemic.

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Eligibility Requirements For Texas Summer P-EBT

To receive P-EBT benefits, you will need to live in Texas and meet the following eligibility requirements: 

  • You must have a school-aged child who is enrolled in a Texas school that is closed or had a delayed start. 
  • The school your child is enrolled in must be a provider of the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program. 
  • Texas must offer P-EBT benefits.

If you meet these P-EBT eligibility criteria, you could be eligible to receive the $391 summer P EBT benefit for each school-age child in your home.

How To Apply For Texas Summer 2022 P EBT Benefits

There is no website to apply for summer P EBT payments. You must submit an application for free lunch or reduced-price meals with your child’s Texas school district to apply for summer P EBT.

Students must be enrolled in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to receive P-EBT benefits. If your child receives free or reduced lunch, he or she may be eligible for pandemic EBT.

Enrollment in the NSLP is done through an application process with the student’s school so again you will need to contact their school if you are not currently receiving pandemic EBT. The deadline to apply for free or reduced lunch and receive the $391 summer P EBT benefit is August 29th.

How Much Is The Summer P EBT Benefits In Texas? 

The standard summer P EBT benefits is $391 per school-age child. This means if you have 3 children who are in school then you could potentially $1173 ($391 x 3 = $1173).

Texas Summer P EBT Deposit Schdeule

Eligible households will receive their summer P EBT benefit in mid-October. In order to receive this $391 P EBT payment in Texas, you will need to have a child that is currently receiving free or reduced lunch. The deadline to apply for free or reduced lunch through your school district is August 28th.

Conclusion

Texas will issue the $391 summer P EBT to eligible low-income households with school-age children. This benefit will be distributed sometime in mid-October. Remember for each eligible school-age child in your household you will receive $391. This means if you have 3 children in school you will receive $1173!

To qualify you will need to have a child that either receives free or reduced lunch. To apply for the free lunch program you will need to contact your school district. They can help you to apply, but you must do so by August 29th in order to receive the $391 summer P EBT benefit.

To learn more about the summer pandemic EBT benefit in Texas you will need to visit the Texas Health and Human Services website or contact your local Texas school district.

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