ODJFS Announces P-EBT Benefits For Families Of K-12

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services recently announced a temporary expansion of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to families with children in kindergarten through grade twelve. The one-time Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is available to families that have been eligible for free or reduce-priced meals, for each day Ohio schools have been closed.

Each child is eligible for $5.70 a day for the months of March and April. The total amount for March will be $302.10, and the total amount for April will be $239.40. P-EBT benefits are a one-time payment.

Current SNAP households will receive the additional benefits on their current Ohio Direction Card by the end of May 2020. Non-SNAP households will receive a P-EBT card for each eligible child by mail. No application is necessary, and benefits will automatically apply.

For general program information or questions about benefits, please contact the ODJFS customer service line at 1-866-244-0071. Please contact your local school district to find out if your child was eligible for free or reduce-priced meals on or before April 29, 2020.

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020