This post will provide a detailed guide to Summer 2023 P-EBT for Nevada. 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 Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS) will administer the P-EBT benefits in the state for Summer 2023.
In this blog post, we will provide information about the 2023 Nevada 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 NV Summer P-EBT.
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 Nevada
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved Nevada’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 Nevada Summer P-EBT Benefits?
To be eligible for the 2023 Nevada Summer P-EBT benefits, students must meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled in school (Grades K-12).
- Qualify for free or reduced-price meals through the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Program (NSLP) for the 2022-2023 school year.
- Attend a school that participated in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or have been directly certified for free school meals.
Additionally, childcare-aged children (ages 0-6) who received SNAP benefits in Nevada from September 2022 through June 2023 are also eligible for a school-year P-EBT benefit for the corresponding months.
However, they are not eligible for the Summer P-EBT benefit after the lifting of the Federal Public Health Emergency on May 11, 2023.
When will 2023 Nevada P-EBT Benefits be Distributed?
The distribution of the 2023 Nevada Summer P-EBT benefits is scheduled to begin in mid-July 2023 and continue through September 2023.
The benefits will be issued on a staggered basis, with different issuance dates based on the last digit of the student’s birth year.
Each benefit issuance will occur on the first feasible Saturday beginning in July 2023 and continue each Saturday until all benefits are issued.
How Much will my Child Receive in Summer 2023 P-EBT Benefits?
The Summer P-EBT benefit for eligible students in the contiguous U.S. will be $120.
For eligible students in Alaska, the benefit will be $188.
Additionally, for eligible students in Hawaii, Guam, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the benefit will be $139.
2023 Nevada Summer P-EBT Benefits FAQs
Here are the most frequently asked questions about Summer 2023 P-EBT for Nevada:
Do I need to apply for Summer P-EBT for 2023?
For the Summer P-EBT benefits, there is no separate application process.
To be eligible, students must be enrolled in an NSLP-participating school qualifying for free or reduced-price meals in 2022-2023.
Enrollment can be through an application or automatic for students at a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school.
Virtual students during 2022-2023 need an NSLP-participating school for P-EBT eligibility.
However, students enrolled in virtual academies are not eligible for P-EBT benefits.
Can P-EBT affect my or my family’s immigration status?
No, P-EBT benefits are not considered under a Public Charge, and applicants will not be asked about their or their child’s immigration status or citizenship.
The P-EBT program is designed to provide essential food benefits to eligible children without affecting their immigration status or the status of their family members.
Do my charter school child/children qualify for P-EBT benefits if they were receiving free and/or reduced-price meals?
Yes, charter school children qualify for P-EBT if their school participated in NSLP and met eligibility criteria.
Any school in NSLP allows eligible students to receive P-EBT benefits; there are no specific school type limitations.
Will benefits be loaded on my old card? How do I get a new one?
New P-EBT cards will be issued for the 2022-2023 school year, as it’s a COVID-19-related, not permanent.
To get your benefit card on time, update your address with the child’s school by the end of the 2022-2023 school year.
Students on SNAP and/or TANF with the head of household listed as Primary Guardian will receive P-EBT on their existing EBT card.
I didn’t apply for free or reduced school meals because we were distance learning, how can I apply for P-EBT?
There is no separate application process for the 2023 Nevada Summer P-EBT benefits.
To qualify for P-EBT, students must have been enrolled in an NSLP-participating school until the end of the 2022-2023 school year.
Virtual students during 2022-2023 can receive P-EBT if their school participated in the NSLP.
Students enrolled in virtual academies are not eligible for P-EBT benefits.
I didn’t receive P-EBT last year, will I receive them this year?
The eligibility for P-EBT benefits is determined on a school year basis.
Receiving benefits in previous years does not guarantee or prevent subsequent benefits.
Eligibility for the 2023 Nevada Summer P-EBT benefits depends on meeting the criteria for the current school year (2022-2023).
Will my graduated senior receive P-EBT?
Graduated students who were in NSLP and met the eligibility criteria for the intended year qualify for Summer P-EBT benefits.
Summer P-EBT benefits are for graduated students who were in NSLP and met the eligibility criteria during the intended year.
Can children still get meals from schools or other organizations if we get P-EBT?
Yes, receiving P-EBT benefits will not affect a child’s ability to receive meals from schools or other organizations.
P-EBT benefits are designed to complement other food assistance programs and provide additional support to eligible families during the summer months.
How do I check my Nevada P-EBT Card Balance?
Call the P-EBT Helpline at 1-866-281-2443 (M-F from 6 am to 8 pm) to check your balance.
Summary – Summer 2023 P-EBT for Nevada
Here’s the bottom line about the 2023 Nevada Summer P-EBT Benefits:
The 2023 Nevada 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.
We hope this post on the Summer 2023 P-EBT for Nevada was helpful.
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