Who Is Eligible For P-EBT Food Benefits In Oregon?

The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) is issuing an extra $170 million in food benefits to thousands of children nationwide.

From the end of March to the end of May, the Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program, part of the COVID-19 response, will provide $391 to each 434,000 eligible Oregon children.

Who Is Eligible For P-EBT Food Benefits In Oregon

Each eligible child will receive a P-EBT card with the funds through the mail.

β€œWe are grateful to be able to provide these food benefits to eligible students and families with young children in Oregon,” said Claire Seguin, interim director of the ODHS Self-Sufficiency Programs. β€œAs communities continue to be affected by COVID-19 and the rising cost of food, we know that many families are experiencing hardship and are struggling to get enough healthy food for themselves and their children.

We encourage anyone who is struggling to meet their basic needs to contact our partners at 211, the Oregon Food Bank and their local Community Action Agency for support during this difficult time.”

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Who Is Eligible For P-EBT Food Benefits?

Children can get P-EBT for the summer of 2022 if they:

  • If you went to a Community Eligibility Provision school or were eligible for free or low-cost meals through the National School
  • Lunch Program during the school year 2021-2022, you may be eligible for this.
  • Were under the age of 6 and enrolled in SNAP during the summer of 2022.

Between March and May 2023, each eligible child will get two pieces of mail:

  • A letter letting them know they can get P-EBT benefits
  • Their P-EBT card is in a separate envelope with $391 food benefits.

Households with multiple eligible children will receive individual letters and cards for each eligible child. Households will receive notification letters at the end of March, and P-EBT cards will begin in April.

To learn more about the P-EBT program, go to pebt.oregon.gov.

Families with specific questions about their child’s eligibility or P-EBT card can contact the P-EBT Call Center at (844) ORE-PEBT or (844) 673-7328. The P-EBT Call Center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific time, Monday through Friday.

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