Third Round of Pandemic EBT Benefits Coming to Eligible Louisiana Children
P-EBT benefits will start rolling out between April and May to qualifying households with children in grades K-12.
Students are eligible to receive P-EBT if:
- They would normally receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program, ๐๐จ๐ง
- Haven’t been receiving those meals during the 2021-22 school year because they are on a ๐ณ๐๐น๐น๐ ๐๐ถ๐ฟ๐๐๐ฎ๐น ๐๐ฐ๐ต๐ฒ๐ฑ๐๐น๐ฒ ๐ผ๐ฟ ๐บ๐ถ๐๐๐ฒ๐ฑ ๐ฑ๐ฎ๐๐ ๐ผ๐ณ ๐๐ฐ๐ต๐ผ๐ผ๐น ๐ฑ๐๐ฒ ๐๐ผ ๐๐ต๐ฒ ๐๐ข๐ฉ๐๐-๐ญ๐ต ๐ฝ๐ฎ๐ป๐ฑ๐ฒ๐บ๐ถ๐ฐ.
๐ง๐ต๐ฒ๐ฟ๐ฒ ๐ถ๐ ๐ป๐ผ ๐ฃ-๐๐๐ง ๐ฎ๐ฝ๐ฝ๐น๐ถ๐ฐ๐ฎ๐๐ถ๐ผ๐ป ๐ฝ๐ฟ๐ผ๐ฐ๐ฒ๐๐ ๐ณ๐ผ๐ฟ ๐ฝ๐ฎ๐ฟ๐ฒ๐ป๐๐. Schools will report to DCFS which students meet the criteria for eligibility. Benefits are being calculated differently this year. Students are eligible if they are on an approved fully virtual learning schedule or missed days of school due to COVID-19, according to the school or district COVID-19 protocol. DCFS will then issue P-EBT benefits on a Louisiana Purchase EBT card to each eligible student at the mailing address provided by their school.
Students who are on an approved fully virtual learning schedule would be eligible for $127.80 per eligible month. Students who missed days of school could receive between $21.30 and $127.80 per month depending on the number of approved absences due to COVID-19.
๐๐ฒ๐ป๐ฒ๐ณ๐ถ๐๐ ๐๐ถ๐น๐น ๐ฏ๐ฒ ๐ถ๐๐๐๐ฒ๐ฑ ๐ผ๐ป ๐๐ต๐ฒ ๐๐ฎ๐บ๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ฎ๐ฟ๐ฑ ๐๐ฒ๐ป๐ ๐ณ๐ผ๐ฟ ๐๐ต๐ฒ ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ-๐ฎ๐ญ ๐๐ฐ๐ต๐ผ๐ผ๐น ๐๐ฒ๐ฎ๐ฟ. If the card was lost, stolen or damaged, a new one can be requested through the P-EBT Parent Portal, by calling the EBT customer service line at 1-888-997-1117 or through the LifeInCheck EBT mobile app.
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