Summer P-EBT Benefits Expanded to West Virginia WDVM25 and DCW50
CLARKSBURG, West Virginia – The West Virginia DHHR and West Virginia Department of Education have received USDA approval to provide pandemic-EBT benefits this summer.
To be eligible, school-aged children must attend a school that participates in the National School Meals Program and receive a free or reduced price meal. Children around six years old are also eligible if the household receives SNAP benefits.
The program awards $ 375 to each eligible child.
âWe believe this is an integral part of the recovery period from the pandemic,â said Amanda Harrison, director of child nutrition for the West Virginia Department of Education. âWe all want to rebuild better. We all want to get back to catering and we want these families to have access to what they need. “
Harrison also said that if you were to receive a P-EBT card during the regular school year, funds would be loaded onto that same card in mid-July.
If the funds are not used, they will be returned to the US Department of the Treasury. If you don’t need the perks and receive the card, Harrison suggests paying for it by buying food for yourself and using the money you saved to buy food to donate to one. pantry.
For more information, you can visit the West Virginia P-EBT website here or call (304) -756-5431.