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Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) frequently asked questions

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Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a temporary food benefit available to Minnesota families with children who are approved for free or reduced-price school meals. It provides extra support when the COVID-19 pandemic impacts school operations. P-EBT also provides benefits to families with children age 5 and younger who are enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) authorizes the P-EBT program. 

Significant changes have been made to the Summer P-EBT program. Only school-aged students who attended in-person schooling for the 2022-23 school year may be eligible for summer benefits.

Please continue to watch this webpage for updates to the P-EBT program.



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