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 YourTexasBenefits.com 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.