The recent increase in food prices has resulted in hunger. Fortunately, tens of millions of Alabamans have benefited from the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) food aid program. So, let’s talk about the P-EBT Alabama 2022 (Summer P-EBT Benefits).
What is P-EBT?
A federally financed and state-run program called P-EBT provides rewards that families can use to buy food for their children in substitution for any meals that were missed.
Debit-like card is used to deliver P-EBT (called an Electronic Benefits Transfer, or EBT, card).
P-EBT is deposited onto the EBT cards of households with children under the age of six who already receive food assistance through SNAP.
What is Summer P-EBT?
With advantages that families can use to buy groceries for their kids, the summer P-EBT supplements meals for the summer months.
By lowering hunger over the summer break from school, summer P-EBT expands these efforts.
This program provides cash assistance to families so they can buy groceries in place of the school meals that were missed during the summer.
More About Summer P-EBT?
Families with kids who might otherwise go without food during the summer can now rest easy.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) granted Alabama the first state’s request to continue receiving Summer P-EBT benefits in late May.
In order to aid families across the state, Alabama Arise is collaborating with the Alabama Department of Human Resources, which controls and manages the Summer P-EBT program.
Who is Eligible for the Summer P-EBT Alabama 2022
1. Under-six-year-olds who reside in households that received SNAP assistance at any time between August 2021 and May 2022.
For these kids to get P-EBT, child care is not required.
More so, children who qualify will get both school-year and summer P-EBT, albeit the amount of the benefits will depend on the months for which they qualified.
2. Children under the age of six who reside in households that will no longer be SNAP eligible by August 31, 2022. Only summer P-EBT benefits will be provided to these kids.
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3. Children in school who qualified for free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program in the 2021–22 academic year.
However, children who went to a school that implemented either the Community Eligibility Provision are included in this.
A child is not automatically qualified for P-EBT if they have received free meals through another federal child nutrition program.
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(Parents should follow the instructions to make sure their children are eligible.) Only summer P-EBT benefits will be provided to these kids.
4. School-aged children who have been granted free or reduced-price lunches through the National School Lunch Program between July 1 and August 31, 2022.
Only summer P-EBT benefits will be provided to these kids.
Summer P-EBT Benefits
1. For each month the child receives SNAP benefits between August 2021 and May 2022.
Children under the age of six who reside in a family that received benefits will get about $26 per month.
Additionally, they will get $391 in Summer P-EBT benefits.
2. Children who are eligible for free or reduced-cost meals through the National School Lunch Program will receive $391 in summer P-EBT payments.
How to Recieve Summer P-EBT Benefits
Children under the age of six who reside in a household that receives SNAP will immediately get benefits on their family’s SNAP EBT card (sometimes known as a “blue card”).
Benefits will be applied to the P-EBT card issued in 2021 (the “white card”) for eligible school-aged children who received P-EBT in that year and had no name or address changes.
The P-EBT card and instructions for activating it will be mailed to eligible school-aged children who did not receive P-EBT in 2021 or whose name or address has changed.
How will the Summer P-EBT Benefits be Issued?
Children under the age of six who qualify for school-year SNAP benefits will likely receive half of those payments in June. Most likely, the second part will arrive in July 2022.
In SNAP families, eligible children under the age of six are likely to start receiving summer benefits in September 2022.
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Payments for the summer P-EBT program will be distributed retroactively in order to cover newly eligible children and avoid overdistribution or duplication of benefits.
In September 2022, school-age children who qualify will start receiving Summer P-EBT benefits.
Beginning in September 2022, summer P-EBT benefits will be distributed retroactively in order to cover newly eligible children and avoid duplicate or excessive benefits distribution.
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