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P-EBT Benefits

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Earlier this year, the Minnesota Department of Human Services sent information on P-EBT benefits to eligible families that included benefit amounts. Unfortunately, the information was not very clear and there has been some confusion as to how much a family should have received. Here is some clarification from our Director of Nutrition Services:

For eligible children in qualifying schools, benefits are calculated based on whether the school was in a distance or hybrid status for the majority of the month. As a result, families will receive different benefit amounts, and some families may receive different benefit amounts for each child. Benefits will be retroactive to September 2020.

HYBRID & IN-PERSON LEARNING

  • Students who spent the majority of the month in hybrid learning will receive $75 in P-EBT benefits for that month. 
  • Students who spent the majority of the month doing in-person learning will not receive P-EBT benefits for that month. 

DISTANCE LEARNING

  • Students who spent the majority of the month in distance learning will receive $130 in P-EBT benefits for that month. 
  • Students who chose to participate in distance learning this year will receive $130 for each month they were doing distance learning for at least 19 school days in the month and $75 for each month they were doing distance learning for between 11 and 18 school days.
  • Here are the maximum monthly payment amounts for students in distance learning this year, based on the number of school days:
    • September = Partial Month ($75)
    • October = Full Month ($130)
    • November = Partial Month ($75)
    • December = Partial Month ($75)
    • January = Partial Month ($75)
    • February = Partial Month ($75)
    • March = Full Month ($130)
    • April = Full Month ($130)
    • May = Full Month ($130)
    • June = NONE

For additional information on P-EBT benefits, please visit the P-EBT page on the Minnesota Department of Human Services website.

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P-EBT Benefits

Earlier this year, the Minnesota Department of Human Services sent information on P-EBT benefits to eligible families that included benefit amounts. Unfortunately, the information was not very clear and there has been some confusion as to how much a family should have received. Here is some clarification from our Director of Nutrition Services.