Because St. Elmo participates in the Community Eligibility Provision Program, or Provision 2, your family is automatically eligible to apply for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits to buy food from any retailer that accepts the Texas Lone Star Card.
Other criteria for eligibility include:
· Children who received SNAP food benefits for March 2020.
· Children who are certified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019-20 Texas school year.
P-EBT is a one-time benefit of up to $285 and will be issued on an EBT card to assist families during this unanticipated school closure.
Eligible families will receive a school email with a link to the P-EBT application the first week of June. You will have until June 30, 2020 to complete the application. Once approved, a P-EBT card will be mailed to your household.
Please refer to the “How to Apply for P-EBT” handout for more information about the application process and what information you will need to provide.
You will have one year, from the date the benefits were issued, to use your P-EBT food benefits. P-EBT benefits are non-transferrable.
We trust this benefit will prove helpful. For more information, please visit hhs.texas.gov/PEBT. A P-EBT call center will be available in June when the application is available. The phone number will be included in the information we send you with the application link.