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Summer P-EBT Update: If you are waiting on a new P-EBT card because your child has not previously received P-EBT benefits, your card should arrive by mail by the end of November.

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), will help families cover the cost of breakfasts and lunches their children would have been eligible to receive for free or at reduced price through the National School Lunch Program. the P-EBT program was re-authorized last year to cover the entire 2020-21 school year. A new P-EBT has been approved for Pennsylvania by the USDA FNS.

P-EBT Quick Reference Guide

I want to … Online Resource
Check whether my child was determined eligible to receive P-EBTYou can check if your child was determined eligible through the P-EBT Parent Portal. Please see the specific instructions for accessing the portal on your mobile device and searching your child's name.
Request a replacement cardIf you require a replacement card for the 2021-2022 school year or Summer 2022, you can request a new card through the P-EBT Parent Portal. Please see the specific instructions for accessing the portal on your mobile device and searching your child's name.
Check my P-EBT balanceYou can check your balance online through www.connectebt.com or the ConnectEBT mobile app.
Check my P-EBT transaction historyYou can check your transaction history, including deposits and spending transactions, online through www.connectebt.com or the ConnectEBT mobile app.
Understand how much funding my child will receiveYou can review the detailed benefit amount breakdown

P-EBT Frequently Asked Questions



Pennsylvania’s EBT Vendor’s system automatically removes benefits from cards after 180 days of inactivity. This means that Stage 1 benefits for the 2020-2021 school year have begun being removed from cards. DHS will be reissuing these benefits automatically at the end of November or early in December back onto the cards. Parents do NOT need to report this issue to have the benefits reloaded onto their cards. DHS will complete the same process for any Stage 2, Stage 3, or Summer P-EBT benefits that are removed from cards when they have reached 180 days of non-use.