How much will I receive? When and how will I receive it?
For eligible children in qualifying schools, benefits will be calculated based on whether the school was in a distance or hybrid status for the majority of the month. As a result, families will receive different benefit amounts, and some families may receive different benefit amounts for each child. Benefits will be retroactive to September 2020.
- Students who spent the majority of the month in distance learning will receive $130 in P-EBT benefits for that month.
- Students who spent the majority of the month in hybrid learning will receive $75 in P-EBT benefits for that month.
- Students who spent the majority of the month doing in-person learning will not receive P-EBT benefits for that month.
Students who chose to participate in distance learning this year will receive $130 for each month they were doing distance learning for at least 19 school days in the month and $75 for each month they were doing distance learning for between 11 and 18 school days.
Please see the frequently asked questions page for more details.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services expects to begin issuing P-EBT benefits in mid-April 2021. The first mailing of P-EBT cards will only include cards for children whose school submitted data by March 5. P-EBT cards for children whose school submits data after March 5 will be issued in later months. One new P-EBT card per child will be mailed to the address on file with child’s school. Please contact the P-EBT Hotline if your address has changed. Cards will be labeled with the child’s name and P-EBT case number.
After the initial benefits are issued in mid-April, additional benefits will be issued monthly on the same card for the remainder of the school year.