Some Tennessee Children To Receive Retroactive P-EBT Benefits
Some east Tennessee children will see an extra amount on their EBT cards later this week. Tennessee has been approved to receive some additional funds for some children concerning the P-EBT program. Beginning this Friday, eligible children that did not receive assistance through Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program for the 2020-2021 school year will receive a retroactive benefit payment. This single retroactive payment will be sent to children who experienced a change in P-EBT eligibility status during that school year, or that were not accounted for initially. Retroactive P-EBT is available to children who did not receive benefits they qualified for in the 2020-2021 school year (also known as P-EBT Round 2 and 3) but would have based on their National School Lunch Program (NSLP) eligibility and attendance related to COVID-19. Some children were determined as eligible for benefits after P-EBT Round 2 and 3 benefits were issued, resulting in the need to issue Retroactive P-EBT benefits. Parents do not have to apply for these benefits. If the EBT card has been lost, parents can request a new one by visiting www.connectebt.com to request a new P-EBT card or call 1-888-997-9444.