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Summer 2023 P-EBT for North Dakota

This post will provide a detailed guide to Summer 2023 P-EBT for North Dakota. 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 North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS), have been working together to administer P-EBT benefits in the state for Summer 2023.

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

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

Lastly, we will talk about the most frequently asked questions about North Dakota Summer P-EBT.

Let’s dive in!

Summer 2023 P-EBT Benefits for North Dakota

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 North Dakota

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

The following groups are eligible for the 2023 Summer P-EBT benefits:

Students Eligible for Free or Reduced-Priced Meals

Students attending a school in North Dakota who were eligible for free or reduced-priced meals by May 31, 2023, are automatically eligible for Summer P-EBT benefits.

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or Provision 2 (P2) Schools

Students attending a school that participates in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or Provision 2 (P2) during School Year 2023 are also eligible for Summer P-EBT benefits.

New Eligible Households

Households with children who are not currently eligible for the program but might be eligible for the 2023-2024 school year are encouraged to complete a Free/Reduced-Price application by August 25, 2023.

To do this, contact the school where your children will be attending for an application form.

When will 2023 North Dakota P-EBT Benefits be Distributed?

The timeline for benefit distribution depends on when your application is received.

Here’s the distribution schedule:

  • Application received by June 11th: Benefits issued on July 13th.
  • Application received by July 23rd: Benefits issued on August 17th.
  • Application received by August 21st: Benefits issued on September 14th.

Households should allow 7-10 days for the P-EBT cards to be delivered through the mail.

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

The Summer 2023 P-EBT benefit will be a one-time payment of $120.00 per eligible child.

Families will receive the total amount of benefits for all eligible children in their care on a single, new P-EBT card.

Previous P-EBT cards issued in prior years will not be used for this round of benefits.

The P-EBT benefits will remain available and accessible for up to nine months from the date they are issued.

However, it’s crucial to use up all the benefits before they expire to make the most of this assistance.

2023 North Dakota Summer P-EBT Benefits FAQs

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

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

Yes, this year parents/guardians must complete an application to receive the Summer P-EBT benefits.

The application process can be completed online at the official website: https://ndsummerebt.nd.gov.

The online application is mobile-friendly and easily accessible.

If you are unable to complete the application online, you can request a paper application by sending an email to [email protected] or downloading it from the ND DPI Child Nutrition and Food Distribution website.

Is my child still eligible for summer meals if we receive Summer P-EBT benefits?

Yes, your child is still eligible for summer meals.

Families can use Summer P-EBT benefits while also accessing summer meals if available in their community.

How will my family receive the Summer P-EBT benefit?

The Summer P-EBT benefits will be placed on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.

Families with children aged 0-5 who received SNAP benefits will find the Summer P-EBT benefits added to the same card used for SNAP.

Families with school-age children will be mailed a new EBT card at the address indicated on their application.

Each eligible child will receive a separate P-EBT card.

What if I no longer have the EBT card for SNAP?

If you no longer have the EBT card for SNAP, you can request a replacement card from the FIS Customer Service Helpline at 1.800.630.4655.

What is the expiration date for the P-EBT benefits?

P-EBT benefits will stay accessible for up to nine months from the issue date.

Yet, once they expire, you cannot use them, so make sure to utilize all benefits before they expire.

Who should I contact for more information or if I have questions?

For questions about the Summer P-EBT program, you can contact the Summer P-EBT hotline:

Don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance or clarification regarding the Summer P-EBT benefits.

How do I check my North Dakota P-EBT Card Balance?

Call the P-EBT Helpline at 1.800.630.4655 (M-F from 6am to 8pm) to check your balance.

Summary – Summer 2023 P-EBT for North Dakota

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

The 2023 North Dakota 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.

Questions?

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

If you have further questions about North Dakota 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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