The state of Florida will issue P-EBT benefits for summer 2022. In this post, we will provide a detailed update on Florida 2022 P-EBT Benefits.
We will explain who is eligible, benefit amounts, and when benefits will be reloaded onto P-EBT cards.
Also, we will provide information on how to check your P-EBT card balance and how to reach the P-EBT customer service center.
What are P-EBT Benefits?
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a temporary federal food benefits program for families to buy food to make up for school meals that were missed while students were enrolled in remote/blended learning.
Benefits can be used anywhere food stamps are accepted, most grocery stores and farmers’ markets.
In the state of Florida, the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is collaborating with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and the Florida Department of Education (DOE) to issue P-EBT benefits to families with eligible children.
When will Florida Issue P-EBT for Summer 2022?
The United States Department of Agriculture Food has granted states the authority to issue P-EBT benefits for the 2021/2022 school year.
Benefits will be issued to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and non-SNAP households with one or more students who have temporarily lost access to free and reduced-price meals at school due to COVID-19 school closures and distance learning.
Here’s what you need to know:
The P-EBT Application Portal for the school year 2021-2022 is available through July 31, 2022.
Verified applications must be submitted to the portal before September 1, 2022.
To submit an application, see the application steps below.
Who is Eligible for 2022 Florida P-EBT Benefits?
A student is eligible for the 2021-2022 P-EBT benefits if the following conditions are met:
- The student attends a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program.
- The student did not have access to free or reduced-price meals because they have COVID-related absences.
- Meet one of the following conditions:
- The student receives SNAP (food assistance), TANF (temporary cash assistance) or Medicaid (Directly Certified by FDACS for the NSLP), or
- The student is enrolled in a school that provides free lunch to all students as a Community Eligibility Provision school or a school operating under Provisions 2, or
- The student is determined eligible for the National School Lunch program by the school district through an application.
When will Florida P-EBT For 2022 be issued?
Once your P-EBT application is received and approved, your benefits will be issued.
Benefits will begin being issued at the end of June 2022.
Recipients should anticipate a staggered disbursement through September 2022.
If you have questions about your student’s P-EBT benefit, you may call 1-833-311-0321.
Is there an application for Florida 2022 P-EBT Benefits?
Yes. Follow the steps below:
Complete and submit your P-EBT application in three easy steps:
Step 1: Complete an application for P-EBT benefits. Submit one application per student, per school. If the student attended multiple schools throughout the school year, a separate application is required for each school.
Step 2: You will need to print or email the application and the school must confirm the student’s COVID-related absences.
Step 3: When your application is complete, return to the P-EBT Application Portal to submit your application.
How Much will my Child get in P-EBT for 2022?
The P-EBT benefit amount for the school year 2021-2022 is $7.10 per student multiplied by the number of verified COVID-related absences where the student did not have access to free or reduced-priced meals.
This is the daily federal reimbursement rate for breakfast, lunch, and snacks for the school year 2021-2022 as determined by USDA.
For example, if your child missed five days of school in October and seven days in November due to COVID-19, you would get $85.20 ($7.10 x 12).
How do I check my Florida P-EBT Balance?
To check the balance on your Florida P-EBT Card, you should call the customer service number on the back of your card.
The number to call is 1-888.356.3281.
In addition, you can check your last purchase receipt. The balance on your card should appear at the bottom of your last transaction receipt.
Florida 2022 P-EBT Benefits Summary
We hope this post on the Florida 2022 P-EBT Benefits was helpful.
If you have further questions about Florida SNAP or EBT Card, please let us know in the comments section below.
Need help with the Extra SNAP Schedule? Get the Extra Food Stamps for Florida for September 2022.
Additionally, here’s the EBT Schedule for 2022.
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