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P-EBT 5 and Younger: frequently asked questions

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) for 5 and Younger is a temporary food benefit available to eligible Minnesota families. These benefits will be issued to existing Minnesota EBT cards. 

All scheduled school-based, 5 and younger and Summer P-EBT benefits have been issued and the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT 2) for the 2020-2021 school year is closed. The Department of Human Services will no longer look back for missed payments.

No decision has been made about P-EBT for child care/children 5 years and younger.

2021-2022 school-year P-EBT program update 

Minnesota’s P-EBT plan for school aged children for the 2021-2022 school year has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

This webpage is for P-EBT 5 and Younger benefits. If you have questions about school-based P-EBT benefits, please see the school-based P-EBT FAQ webpage

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