Governor Abbott Announces 5th Round of Pandemic EBT Benefits


Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Texas Health and Human Services Commission gained approval for a 5th round of Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) food benefits.

The additional benefits are for families with children who normally had access to summer meal programs but weren’t able to due to COVID-19.

An additional $1.4 billion in benefits is being provided to families that qualify. To receive the benefits the children must have been certified to receive free or reduced-price meals at their school during the 2021-2022 school year.

Letters containing a claim code will be mailed to eligible families. The code can be used to claim the P-EBT benefits by going to or by calling the P-EBT Call Center at 833-442-1255.

No action is needed for childcare-aged children with a birthday of August 1, 2015 or later who receive SNAP food benefits. The P-EBT benefits will automatically be added to their Lone Star Card starting in December.

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  1. What if you don’t receive snap benefits but have received the p-ebt benefits. Who have children in school that receives free lunch

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