P-EBT Info

P-EBT Benefits for Summer 2021

Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Virginia will provide Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) food assistance this summer as a one-time, lump sum benefit of $375 on August 25, 2021, to children who qualified for free or reduced-price meals during the 2020-2021school year or attended a CEP school in 2020-2021. Benefits for each eligible student will be loaded onto existing P-EBT cards.

More information, as well as any updates, can be found on the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) website.

P-EBT Call Center

VDSS has staffed a call center exclusively for P-EBT. All household questions and concerns about P-EBT can be directed to the call center Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 866-513-1414 (toll-free) or 804-294-1633. Households may also use the online P-EBT inquiry form.

Lost or Discarded P-EBT Cards

Households that lost or discarded their previous P-EBT card should contact www.connectEBT.com, not the VDSS call center, at 866-281-2448.

Resources

  • FAQ (in multiple languages)