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As of December 1, 2023, we are only accepting new online inquiries for replacement card requests via the P-EBT Inquiry Portal due to the end of the Pandemic-EBT program. All other tickets that were submitted prior to December 1st will still be responded to via the P-EBT Inquiry Portal. Please call the P-EBT hotline at 1-877-343-0179 if further information and assistance is needed.

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. Although P-EBT was originally believed to be a short-term program, it has now transformed into a longer-term federal response.

P-EBT Quick Reference Guide

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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, Summer 2022 or Summer 2023, 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.

NOTE: Only ONE request should be submitted.You should receive your replacement card by mail within 6-8 weeks of submitting a request. 
​Activate my P-EBT card or change my PIN
​You can activate your card and change your PIN by calling the number on the back of the card. For a P-EBT card, you should enter the SSN using 000-00 as the first five numbers and then the last four digits of your zip code.
Check my P-EBT balance and transaction historyYou can check your balance and transaction history, including deposits and spending transactions, online through or the ConnectEBT mobile app.

You can also call the number on the back of the card for an automated list of options to check the balance of the card and hear the last ten transactions on the card.  
Understand how much funding my child will receiveYou can review the detailed benefit amount breakdown
​Submit a P-EBT Inquiry
​Pennsylvania P-EBT inquiries can be submitted online via the P-EBT Inquiry Portal. For more information on how to navigate the P-EBT Inquiry Portal, please see the P-EBT Inquiry Portal User Guide.

P-EBT Frequently Asked Questions

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