Extra P-EBT Benefits For Current School Year Distributed
The Tennessee Department of Human Services on Thursday announced details on the distribution of the Pandemic Electronic Benefit (P-EBT) Program for the 2022-2023 school year.
Eligible K-12 students who attended school in person will receive appoximately $8.18 P-EBT for school meals for each COVID-19 related excused absence day between August 2022 and February 2023 of this current school year. Those benefits will be loaded on to the P-EBT cards today, April 21st.
To be eligible for the extra benefits, the child must be eligible to receive free meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or attend a Community Eligibility Program or a Provision 2 or 3 school.
They also must have attended a school that experienced a closure or reduction of hours of 5 consecutive days, and had a COVID-19 related excused absence documented by their school between August 2022 and February 2023.
Parents can login to the P-EBT Parent Portal at https://onedhs.tn.gov/parent to view their child’s P-EBT benefits.