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Summer 2023 P-EBT for Alabama

This post will provide a detailed guide to Summer 2023 P-EBT for Alabama. The Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) has been a crucial federal food program that has provided support to families during the summer period of COVID-19 pandemic.

Even though the official COVID-19 health has ended, the federal government is still approving state Summer P-EBT benefits to eligible students.

The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) will administer the P-EBT benefits in the state for Summer 2023.

In this blog post, we will provide information about the 2023 Alabama Summer P-EBT benefits.

Additionally, we will explain the eligibility criteria, application process, distribution timeline, and the amount of benefits. Let’s dive in!

Summer 2023 P-EBT Benefits for Alabama

What is P-EBT?

The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program was established by Congress in 2020 to assist families in purchasing food while schools and child care facilities were closed due to the pandemic.

P-EBT provides funds to households with children who qualify for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

Summer 2023 P-EBT for Alabama

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved Alabama’s Summer 2023 P-EBT State plan for school-age children.

This means that eligible families will continue to receive P-EBT benefits during the summer months.

Who is Eligible for 2023 Alabama Summer P-EBT Benefits?

Summer P-EBT benefits are available to students who:

  • Receive free or reduced-price meals from the National School Lunch Program through an application, or
  • Participate in the Community Eligibility Provision, Provision 2, or Provision 3, or
  • Children under the age of 6 who are enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

When will 2023 Alabama P-EBT Benefits be Distributed?

The benefits are expected to start rolling out in mid-to-late summer.

However, eligible families are advised to monitor the official website of the Alabama Department of Human Resources (dhr.alabama.gov) for updates regarding the distribution timeline.

How Much will my Child Receive in Summer 2023 P-EBT Benefits?

Qualifying households will receive $120 for each participating student.

The funds can be used to purchase SNAP-eligible food at stores that accept Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards.

2023 Alabama Summer P-EBT Benefits FAQs

Here are the most frequently asked questions about Summer 2023 P-EBT for Alabama:

Do I need to apply for Summer P-EBT for 2023?

No, eligible families do not need to apply for the 2023 Alabama Summer P-EBT benefits.

Also, students who were eligible for free or reduced-price meals during the 2022-2023 school year and were enrolled during the last calendar month of the school year will automatically receive the Summer P-EBT benefits.

How will I receive the Summer P-EBT benefits?

If your household has eligible students who previously received P-EBT benefits, you will access the Summer P-EBT benefits on your existing EBT cards.

If you are new to the National School Lunch Program, you will receive EBT cards in the mail. It is important to keep your EBT card in case additional benefits are added in the future.

How can I apply for the National School Lunch Program?

To become eligible for Summer P-EBT, families may apply for the National School Lunch Program by contacting their schools.

Applications for the lunch program must be approved by May 16 to qualify for Summer P-EBT benefits.

If you have any questions about eligibility or the application process, please reach out to your child’s school.

When can I expect to receive the Summer P-EBT benefits?

First, the benefits are expected to start rolling out in mid-to-late summer.

Second, eligible families are encouraged to monitor the official website of the Alabama Department of Human Resources (dhr.alabama.gov) for updates regarding the distribution timeline.

Also, please note that the timeline may be subject to change, so it’s essential to stay informed.

How much will my child receive in Summer 2023 P-EBT benefits?

Qualifying households will receive $120 for each participating student.

This amount can be used to purchase SNAP-eligible food at stores that accept Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards.

The funds are meant to provide assistance in meeting the nutritional needs of eligible children during the summer months.

What should I do if I have additional questions or need assistance?

If you have further questions about P-EBT or need assistance, support specialists are available to help.

First, you can reach them by phone at 1-800-410-5827.

Additionally, you can find information and resources online at dhr.alabama.gov/food-assistance/.

Lastly, support is available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Will there be any future updates or additional benefits?

It’s important to keep your EBT card, as additional benefits may be added in the future.

Additionally, eligible recipients should monitor the official website of the Alabama Department of Human Resources (dhr.alabama.gov) for updates and any new information about the program.

Staying informed will help you make the most of the available benefits and support for your family’s well-being.

How do I check my Alabama P-EBT Card Balance?

First, you can call the P-EBT Helpline at 800-410-5827 (M-F from 6 am to 8 pm) to check your balance.

Second, you can check your last transaction recipient for your P-EBT balance.

Additionally, you can visit the Connectebt website to check your P-EBT balance.

Lastly, you can check your P-EBT balance by downloading the ConnectEBT mobile app.

Can I get Food Stamps if my children are getting P-EBT?

Yes. If you received P-EBT, you may be eligible for SNAP!

Below is the income limit and amount of food stamps benefits you may receive based on your household size.

Alabama SNAP Income Eligibility Standards for Fiscal Year 2023
Effective October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023
Household Size Monthly Gross Income (130% of FPL) Monthly Net Income (100% of FPL)
1 $1,473 $1,133
2 $1,984 $1,526
3 $2,495 $1,920
4 $3,007 $2,313
5 $3,518 $2,706
6 $4,029 $3,100
7 $4,541 $3,493
8 $5,052 $3,886
Each Additional Household Member: Add $512 $394

Summary – Summer 2023 P-EBT for Alabama

Here’s the bottom line about the 2023 Alabama Summer P-EBT Benefits:

First, the 2023 Alabama Summer P-EBT benefits aim to provide additional support to families with school-age children during the summer months.

Second, eligible households do not need to apply for these benefits as they will be automatically distributed to students who meet the eligibility criteria.

Additionally, the set benefit amount of $120 per eligible child will help alleviate some of the financial burdens associated with providing food during the summer.

Lastly, for more information or assistance, households can contact the P-EBT Helpline.

Questions?

We hope this post on the Summer 2023 P-EBT for Alabama was helpful.

If you have further questions about Alabama P-EBT benefits, please let us know in the comments section below.

In the meantime, be sure to check out our other articles on SNAP EBT and Food Stamps:

Kwame Kuadey

Kwame Kuadey writes about personal finance and the social safety net. His career started in banking but he caught the entrepreneurial bug and has spent the last decade building successful businesses, including an Inc. 500 Company. Kwame believes everyone has the power to improve their quality of life by seeking knowledge and taking action. In 2012, Kwame founded Empower Media to help low-income households improve their financial situation. His expertise is in topics relevant to low-income households, including government benefits and assistance, banking products, access to credit, plus tools & resources to help reduce income volatility and build wealth. Kwame has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, Washington Post, ABC, and NPR.

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