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P-EBT Food Benefits

Beginning in Summer 2024, New York State is implementing Summer EBT, a new federal program to help low-income households with children purchase food over the summer when school is out of session and children can no longer rely on access to free/reduced price school meals. The Summer EBT benefit is for a total of $120 per eligible child will be issued on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card that the family can use just like Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to purchase eligible food items at SNAP participating grocery stores, farmers markets, and other retailers. The new program is in addition to free meals that children ages 18 and younger can get at summer meal sites in their communities. The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) is working closely with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) on coordinated implementation of this program.


You can check your family's P-EBT food benefit transaction history by visiting Connect EBT 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.

To learn more about SNAP COVID-19 Information, please visit the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assitance website.