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Summer 2023 P-EBT for Nebraska

This post will provide a detailed guide to Summer 2023 P-EBT for Nebraska. 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 Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will administer the P-EBT benefits in the state for Summer 2023.

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

Additionally, we will explain the eligibility criteria, application process, distribution timeline, and the amount of benefits.

Lastly, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about Summer 2023 P-EBT for Nebraska.

Let’s dive in!

Summer 2023 P-EBT Benefits for Nebraska

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 Nebraska

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

If you have school-age children who were approved for free or reduced-price meals for the last month of school, May 2023, you could be eligible for the 2023 Summer P-EBT benefits.

This includes both SNAP and non-SNAP recipients who meet this criterion.

When will 2023 Nebraska P-EBT Benefits be Distributed?

The distribution of 2023 Summer P-EBT benefits is scheduled to take place as follows:

  • School Children in the Omaha Metro area: September 12, 2023.
  • School Children in all other districts: September 14, 2023.

Efforts will be made to add the benefits to existing P-EBT cards issued to families during the 2022-2023 school year.

New P-EBT cards will be issued if there are changes in address or parent contact information or if families are newly eligible.

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

Eligible children will receive a one-time payment of $120 for the 2023 summer period.

This payment is aimed at helping families provide nutritious meals for their children during the break from school.

2023 Nebraska Summer P-EBT Benefits FAQs

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

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

For school-age children attending physical schools, there’s no need to apply separately for the 2023 Summer P-EBT benefits.

The Nebraska Department of Education will report student eligibility to the Department of Health and Human Services.

However, for homeschooled or fully virtual families, a separate application process is required.

If you’ve enrolled your child in a fully virtual learning environment or virtual academy due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you must submit a completed application to have their eligibility reviewed.

What is the 2023 Summer P-EBT program?

The 2023 Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program is a government initiative that provides cash benefits on an EBT card to eligible families to purchase food during the summer months.

This program aims to support families whose children were approved for free or reduced-price meals during the last month of school, May 2023.

Who is eligible for the 2023 Summer P-EBT benefits?

Both SNAP and non-SNAP school-age children are eligible for the 2023 Summer P-EBT benefits if they were approved for free or reduced-price meals for the last month of school, May 2023.

How much will eligible families receive through the 2023 Summer P-EBT program?

Eligible families will receive a one-time payment of $120 per eligible child for the 2023 summer period.

How will the 2023 Summer P-EBT benefits be distributed?

The distribution of 2023 Summer P-EBT benefits will be based on information received from schools.

If possible, the benefits will be added to existing P-EBT cards issued to families during the 2022-2023 school year.

New P-EBT cards will be issued only if there have been changes in address or parent contact information or if families are newly eligible.

When will the 2023 Summer P-EBT benefits be issued?

The issuance dates for the 2023 Summer P-EBT benefits vary depending on the school district:

  • For school children in the Omaha Metro area: Benefits will be issued on September 12, 2023.
  • For school children in all other districts: Benefits will be issued on September 14, 2023.

Do homeschooled or fully virtual families qualify for the 2023 Summer P-EBT benefits?

Homeschooled or fully virtual families must have submitted a completed application by June 22, 2023, to be considered for eligibility.

To qualify, the student must have enrolled in a fully virtual learning environment or virtual academy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, starting as of January 27, 2020.

The student must also meet the free and reduced-price meals qualification criteria.

What is the benefit amount for homeschooled or fully virtual students through the 2023 Summer P-EBT program?

Homeschooled or fully virtual students are eligible to receive $139 per month per eligible child for August 2022 through April 2023 and $74 for May 2023 due to the public health emergency ending on May 11, 2023.

How can I activate the P-EBT card for the 2023 Summer P-EBT program?

To activate the P-EBT card, call the number on the back of the card (877-247-6328).

Enter the 8-digit date of birth for the oldest child receiving free or reduced-price lunches when prompted. Follow the automated prompts to set a PIN.

If the oldest child’s birthdate doesn’t work, try the birthdates of other children in the household.

Can P-EBT benefits be sold for cash?

P-EBT benefits cannot be sold or traded.

Selling P-EBT benefits could make you ineligible to receive benefits in the future.

What can families buy with P-EBT benefits?

Families can use P-EBT benefits to buy food at grocery stores, farmer’s markets, and online retailers like Amazon, Aldi, and Walmart that accept SNAP EBT.

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

Call the P-EBT Helpline at 877-247-6328 (M-F from 6am to 8pm) to check your balance.

Summary – Summer 2023 P-EBT for Nebraska

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

The 2023 Nebraska 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.

Questions?

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

If you have further questions about Nebraska 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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