Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) SNAP Benefits

ATTENTION:  IDHS will no longer accept requests for P-EBT for the 2022-2023 school year after December 31, 2023.

What is Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Benefits?

  • P-EBT is a temporary food benefit program operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • P-EBT provides benefits to all eligible children without needing to apply

Who is eligible for P-EBT benefits for the 2022-2023 school year?

There are 3 different types of P-EBT benefits. See the FAQ for each specific type to see who qualifies.

When will P-EBT benefits for the 2022-2023 school year be issued?

  • Child Care P-EBT benefits: Issued in July 2023 and August 2023.
  • School P-EBT benefits: Will be issued in September 2023. 
  • Summer P-EBT benefits  Issued in August 2023.