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Summer 2023 P-EBT for Michigan

This post will provide a detailed guide to Summer 2023 P-EBT for Michigan. 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 Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) administers the P-EBT benefits in the state for Summer 2023.

In this blog post, we will provide information about the 2023 Michigan Summer P-EBT benefits, including eligibility criteria, application process, distribution timeline, and the amount of benefits. Let’s dive in!

Summer 2023 P-EBT Benefits for Michigan


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 childcare 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).

The goal of the program is to make sure no qualified student goes hungry by missing out on school meals.

Summer 2023 P-EBT for Michigan

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved Michigan’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 Michigan Summer P-EBT Benefits?

To be eligible for the 2023 Michigan Summer P-EBT benefits, students must meet the following criteria:

  • They must have been reported as attending an in-person National School Lunch or Breakfast program at the end of the 2022-2023 school year.
  • They must have been approved to receive free or reduced meals at their school at the end of the 2022-2023 school year.

These criteria ensure that students who rely on school meals and come from low-income families can receive the additional support they need during the summer months.

When will 2023 Michigan P-EBT Benefits be Distributed?

The 2023 Michigan Summer P-EBT benefits will be distributed in a single payment of $120 per child in July 2023.

This payment aims to provide families with the necessary funds to purchase groceries for their children during the summer when school meals are not widely available.

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

Each eligible child will receive a payment of $120 for the 2023 Michigan Summer P-EBT benefits.

This amount is designed to assist families in purchasing nutritious food for their children throughout the summer months.

2023 Michigan Summer P-EBT Benefits FAQs

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

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

No, there is no application process for the 2023 Michigan Summer P-EBT benefits.

If your child meets the eligibility criteria mentioned earlier, they should automatically receive the benefits.

Will I receive a new P-EBT card if I previously had one?

Yes, past P-EBT cards will not be re-used.

If your child currently has an active Food Assistance case, their P-EBT benefits will be loaded onto the Bridge Card associated with that case.

How do I activate my card?

To activate your P-EBT card, call the number on the back of the card – (888) 678-8914 – and follow the prompts.

You will need to provide the 16-digit card number, the birthdate of the student whose name is on the card, and choose a 4-digit PIN.

How do I use my P-EBT card? What can I buy? Where can I use my P-EBT Card?

The P-EBT card can be used the same way as a traditional EBT card or “Bridge Card.”

You can use it to purchase eligible food items at authorized retailers.

For more information on eligible food items, click here.

I lost my card. How do I get a replacement?

If you lost your P-EBT card, contact customer service at the provided toll-free number – (888) 678-8914.

They are available 24/7 and will assist you in getting a replacement card.

Once you order a replacement card, your old card will no longer work.

I received a card for a student that is not in my home. What should I do?

If you received a P-EBT card for a student who is not in your home, mark the envelope as “Return to Sender – Not at this Address” and return it securely.

For additional questions and support regarding P-EBT cards, you can refer to the contact information provided or visit the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) website.

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.

Michigan 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

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

Call the P-EBT Helpline at (888) 678-8914 (M-F from 6am to 8pm) to check your balance.

Summary – Summer 2023 P-EBT for Michigan

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

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

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

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

For more information or assistance, households can contact the P-EBT Helpline or visit the CDSS P-EBT website.


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

If you have further questions about Michigan 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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