Great news – Maryland will provide P-EBT benefits for the month of September!

  • Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits are intended to help families in Maryland purchase food while schools are closed due to COVID-19.
  • Students enrolled in free or reduced-price school meals are eligible for P-EBT benefits.
  • All students attending schools with the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) are eligible for P-EBT benefits.
  • P-EBT for September will be provided to students attending schools that are offering virtual instruction. Students in schools using a hybrid model are also eligible and their P-EBT benefit amount will be calculated based on the number of days they attend school remotely. Students in schools that are offering 100% in-person instruction are not eligible for P-EBT benefits in September.
  • Each eligible student will receive $5.86 per day that schools are closed in September.
  • Students with SNAP will receive P-EBT directly on their EBT cards.
  • Students eligible for P-EBT, but not receiving SNAP, will have September benefits added to the same P-EBT card they received earlier this summer.
  • If this card is lost, call the EBT call center or submit an online ‘customer inquiry‘ to request a new one.
  • All September benefits will be distributed before September 30, 2020.
  • Students that received P-EBT earlier this year, but have since graduated from high school, are not eligible to receive P-EBT for September.
  • Families can call the Maryland P-EBT Hotline at 1-833-330-PEBT (1-833-330-7328) and they can also complete a “customer inquiry form” if they need help.
  • Visit the Department of Human Services website for additional information: https://dhs.maryland.gov/p-ebt/

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