Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) is a federal nutrition program that Congress authorized in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through P-EBT, eligible Louisiana families can receive up to $285 per child to buy food. This money is loaded onto an Electronic Benefits Transfer card that can be used at EBT retailers, such as grocery stores and farmer’s markets.
- Families can receive P-EBT benefits even if they continue to pick up meals from their child’s school or another community site.
- P-EBT does not replace or affect eligibility for other nutrition programs. It is not SNAP, WIC or Disaster SNAP. If families are receiving these benefits, they can also use P-EBT.
- Using P-EBT does not impact a parent, guardian or a child’s immigration status. Pandemic-EBT is not limited by immigration status. The public charge rule does NOT apply to P-EBT benefits.
- To receive P-EBT benefits, eligible families MUST apply online at https://pebt.doe.louisiana.gov/PublicApps/SNP/ by 5pm on September 29.
For additional information about P-EBT benefits, eligibility and FAQs, visit the Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services’ website: www.dcfs.la.gov/pebt.
Children who already received P-EBT benefits after the initial application window (May 18 – June 15, 2020) will not receive additional benefits if they apply again.