P-EBT Card

Pandemic EBT

Update: As of July 31, 2020, we have made all P-EBT eligibility decisions. P-EBT applicants who provided an email address on their application should have received a confirmation email with their eligibility determination.

If your child was not determined P-EBT eligible and you believe they should have been, you can complete an appeal. Appeals can be submitted online at https://inquiry.pebt.dss.ca.gov/appeal or by calling the P-EBT helpline at 833-780-0353 by August 10, 2020. We will review your appeal. This may take up to one month. We cannot provide you specific information about why your application was denied or an appeal decision by phone.

We are still available to support address changes, PIN set up, and other inquires that require assistance. Always provide us a phone number when sending us a message so that we can do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible. We thank you for your patience.

PBT Overview

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic emergency (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the pandemic emergency. Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries. At this time, P-EBT is a one-time benefit and the application closed on July 15, 2020.

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Quick Links

Online Appeal Form

Submit your appeal: https://inquiry.pebt.dss.ca.gov/appeal

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