This post will provide a detailed guide to Summer 2023 P-EBT for Wyoming. 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.
In this blog post, we will provide information about the 2023 Wyoming 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 Wyoming.
Let’s dive in!
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 Wyoming
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved Wyoming’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 Wyoming Summer P-EBT Benefits?
The Summer P-EBT benefits in Wyoming are available to all children who were eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals during the 2022-2023 school year.
This includes students who received P-EBT benefits during the school year.
However, some eligible students did not receive P-EBT benefits in the last month of the school year.
This was because they attended school in person and had access to a meal service.
Additionally, children under 6 who are enrolled in SNAP during the summer are also eligible.
When will 2023 Wyoming P-EBT Benefits be Distributed?
Wyoming plans to issue Summer P-EBT benefits in a single issuance during August 2023.
For SNAP households, benefits will be loaded onto their existing EBT cards.
New P-EBT cards will be mailed separately to eligible children who have not received P-EBT benefits in the past.
How Much will my Child Receive in Summer 2023 P-EBT Benefits?
The Summer P-EBT benefits for 2023 will not exceed $120 per eligible child for the entire covered summer period, which is from June 1, 2023, to August 31, 2023.
2023 Wyoming Summer P-EBT Benefits FAQs
Here are the most frequently asked questions about Summer 2023 P-EBT for Wyoming:
Do I need to apply for Summer P-EBT for 2023?
No application is required for Summer P-EBT benefits in Wyoming.
The Department of Family Services (DFS) will automatically issue benefits to eligible children based on student-level data received from the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE).
For households already on SNAP and have an active Wyoming EBT card, or have received P-EBT benefits in the past, the benefits will be loaded onto their existing EBT card.
For new households, a new P-EBT card will be mailed to the eligible child(ren).
When will the 2023 Wyoming Summer P-EBT Benefits be Distributed?
The Wyoming Department of Social Services (CDSS) will begin mailing Summer P-EBT cards from July 16, 2023, to August 30, 2023.
These cards will be sent to the address maintained in the Wyoming Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Database (CALPADS).
It is important for school districts to ensure that address data is up-to-date.
In case a student’s address field is blank, the CDSS will include the district office address for the student before sending the information.
What is P-EBT?
P-EBT benefits are food benefits that can be used to purchase groceries, excluding hot and prepared foods.
The benefits are equivalent to the national daily reimbursement for free breakfast and lunch, multiplied by the average number of days the student attended an eligible school that was closed or operated with reduced hours due to COVID-19.
How Long Do P-EBT Benefits Remain Available on the EBT Card?
Once the EBT card is activated, the household has 274 days to use the benefits. The clock restarts after each purchase. If an EBT card is inactive for 274 days, the benefits will be removed.
What Can P-EBT Benefits Be Used to Purchase?
P-EBT benefits can be used to buy a variety of food items, including fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, bread, cereals, non-alcoholic beverages, and seeds and plants that produce food for the household.
How do I check my Wyoming P-EBT Card Balance?
Summary – Summer 2023 P-EBT for Wyoming
Here’s the bottom line about the 2023 Wyoming Summer P-EBT Benefits:
The 2023 Wyoming 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 Wyoming was helpful.
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