If you want to find out when Pandemic EBT benefits (P-EBT) will be deposited onto your -P-EBT Card account, you’ve come to the right place. The payment schedule varies by state. We have listed below the P-EBT Card Reload Deposit Schedule for 2021 by state.
This Post Will Cover:
- What is P-EBT Program?
- P-EBT Card Reload Deposit Schedule for 2021 (All 50 states)
- P-EBT Summer Extension Details
- Who is eligible for Summer 2021 PEBT?
- Shop for Groceries Online with SNAP EBT
What is P-EBT Program?
Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer, or P-EBT, is a federal program meant to help families purchase food when students weren’t able to get school meals during the pandemic.
The program was created in Spring 2020 to help kids that were eligible for free or reduced lunch buy food when schools were closed due to COVID-19.
Eligible families receive money on debit cards they can use to buy food anywhere that accepts food stamps.
This includes most grocery stores, food markets, and online retailers such as Amazon and Walmart.
The P-EBT was originally scheduled to expire on September 30, 2020.
However, on October 1, 2020, the program was extended for an additional year – through September 30, 2021.
Additionally, under the American Rescue plan signed into law in March 2021, the P-EBT program was further extended through the end of the pandemic.
Furthermore, the program’s eligibility was expanded to include children under 6 in SNAP households.
Also, on January 22, in support of President Biden’s call to action on hunger, USDA announced that it is increasing the P-EBT benefit by approximately 15 percent.
This was aimed at providing more money for low-income families and millions of children missing meals due to school and child care closures.
P-EBT Card Reload Deposit Schedule (All 50 States)
Here is the P-EBT Card Reload Deposit Schedule by State for the 2020/2021 School Year by state.
Scroll down to find your state to see the schedule. If your state’s schedule is not listed, it is because the information is not yet available.
However, if your state has not issued a schedule for P-EBT benefits for the 2020/2021 school year, we will provide a link to their P-EBT website for more information.
Here’s the schedule for when P-EBT benefits for Delaware are going to be loaded onto Delaware P-EBT cards.
|P-EBT Benefit Month||Date benefits will be loaded to EBT cards|
|October 2020 & November 2020||March 29, 2021, to April 15, 2021|
|December 2020 & January 2021||April 22, 2021, to May 6, 2021|
|February 2021 & March 2021||May 13, 2021, to May 27, 2021|
|April 2021 & May 2021||June 3, 2021, to June 17, 2021|
|June 2021||July 1, 2021|
*Households will receive one benefit issuance during each issuance period.
Delaware P-EBT Schedule for Children Under 6
|P-EBT Benefit Month||Date Benefits will be Loaded to SNAP EBT Cards|
|October 2020 & November 2020||May 6, 2021|
|December 2020 & January 2021||May 20, 2021|
|February 2021 & March 2021||June 3, 2021|
|April 2021 & May 2021||June 24, 2021|
|June 2021||July 8, 2021|
*Benefits will be available to use the next day
Here’s the schedule for when P-EBT benefits for Maryland are going to be loaded onto Maryland P-EBT cards.
|Payment Period||Month P-EBT Benefits will be Available|
|October, November, and December 2020||May 2021|
|January and February 2021||June 2021|
|March and April 2021||July 2021|
|May and June||August 2021|
|July and August||September 2021|
*Benefits are issued at the end of the month
Here’s the schedule for when P-EBT benefits for Ohio are going to be loaded onto Ohio P-EBT cards.
The October and November 2020 benefits (and August and September benefits for children now eligible under the new law) are to be issued in early February.
New P-EBT cards should be received by families in mid-February 2021.
December 2020 benefits will be issued by the end of February 2021.
January 2021 benefits will be issued by the end of March 2021.
February 2021 benefits will be issued by the end of April 2021.
March 2021 benefits will be issued by the end of May 2021.
April 2021 benefits will be issued by the end of June 2021.
May 2021 benefits will be issued by the end of July 2021.
June 2021 benefits will be issued by the end of August 2021.
P-EBT Summer Extension Details
As part of the American Rescue Plan, signed into law on March 11, 2021, by President Biden, children that are enrolled in the National School Lunch Program or are under 6 years of age and residing in a SNAP household will receive P-EBT over the summer as well.
The P-EBT program helps families with eligible children whose access to free or reduced-price meals at school or other food assistance has been impacted by COVID-19.
The summer P-EBT is an extension of benefits for the 2020-2021 school year.
Eligible children will receive a one-time payment of $375 to cover the entire summer period of June through August 2021.
Who is eligible for Summer 2021 PEBT?
The summer P-EBT extension is available to the following:
If a student received P-EBT benefits during the last month of the school year 2020–2021, they are eligible for Summer P-EBT.
Additionally, if the student was eligible for free or reduced-price school meals under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) but did not receive benefits during the last month of 2020–2021 because they attended school in person, they will receive P-EBT benefits during summer 2021.
Furthermore, newly eligible students for free or reduced-price meals if deemed eligible before the end of the covered summer period should receive the full P-EBT benefit for the summer.
Children Under 6 years old
Children under 6 who are enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) during the last month of the school year, or at any point over the covered summer period, are eligible for the full summer 2021 P-EBT benefit.
P-EBT Card Reload Deposit Schedule Summary
Here’s the bottom line:
States have been granted authority by the USDA to provide P-EBT food benefits for the entire 2020-21 school year.
Also, children that received P-EBT benefits for the 2020-2021 school year are eligible for P-EBT benefits in the summer of 2021.
Finally, once the P-EBT benefit payments are released for the 2020-21 school year, they will be retroactive October 2020, the month when Congress extended the program.
We hope this post on the P-EBT Card Reload Deposit Schedule helpful.
If you have further questions about P-EBT, SNAP, or EBT in general, please let us know in the comments section below.
Be sure to check out our other articles about SNAP and EBT, including:
Free Admission with EBT in all 50 States
How to check ebtEDGE balance
ConnectEBT card balance
What you can buy with an EBT Card
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