NYS is currently issuing Summer 2021 P-EBT benefits of $375 per eligible child – these benefits are retroactive to Summer 2021. These benefits started going out in May 2022 and will continue to be issued throughout the month of July 2022. Please continue to check your balance on the EBT card that previous PEBT benefits were issued to. Because benefits continue to be issued, please wait until at least the end of July before calling the NYS PEBT Helpline to inquire about your benefits.
NYS is awaiting approval to issue benefits for Summer 2022. Once the state receives approval, it will announce benefits and timeline for issuance.
BE AWARE: NYS is issuing text messages to eligible households to alert them that benefits have been loaded onto benefit cards.
NYS has received reports of P-EBT recipients receiving unsolicited text messages prompting them to call a phone number or follow a link that then asks for personal information. If you are contacted in this way, please do not reply, or provide any personal information. P-EBT recipients should never share personal information unless contacting the agency directly. Official text messages from NYS will not ask you to call a phone number or give any personal information.
School Year Benefits:
New York State has nearly completed distribution of the PEBT benefits for the 2020-21 school year, although there are a few remaining benefits to be issued to a small number of eligible children who needed adjustments made to their cases. Those benefits should be issued within a few weeks. NYS is awaiting approval to issue benefits for the 2021-22 school year for any eligible child.
You can check your family’s P-EBT food benefit transaction history by visiting www.connectebt.com or by calling 1-888-328-6399. For other P-EBT related questions, please call the P-EBT Food Benefits Helpline at 1-833-452-0096 or fill out the P-EBT information form. (please only complete the form once; multiple requests can delay a response)
Be sure to keep the EBT benefit cards that P-EBT benefits were issued on, even if you have used all of the current benefits. Any future benefits will be loaded onto those existing cards whenever possible. This will avoid any delays in needing to request replacement cards.
If you do need to order a replacement P-EBT card, instructions can be found here. It may take several weeks for replacement card requests to be processed. If you need to update your address that is associated with your child’s P-EBT case, you can call the NYS P-EBT helpline at 1-833-452-0096 or fill out the P-EBT information form.
Finally, the NYS OTDA COVID-19 webpage continues to be the most updated source of information on current PEBT benefit issuance. Please check back often.
If you have further questions that are not addressed on the state’s website, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to assist you.