The Pandemic EBT card is white with black writing. It may appear in a non discreet envelope, so be sure to check your mail before throwing it away. You will use your student’s date of birth and the last four digits of their social security number to activate the card. If your child does not have a social security number, you will use the date of birth and zip code to activate the card.
The P-EBT card works like a debit card which can be used to purchase food anywhere EBT benefits are accepted. This includes both walmart.com and amazon.com. P-EBT benefits can be used to buy the any food for the household, including but not limited to:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Meat, poultry, fish
- Dairy products
- Snack foods and non-alcoholic beverages
- Seeds and plants which produce food for the household to use
Using P-EBT benefits does not impact you or your child’s immigration status. The public charge rule does not apply to P-EBT benefits.
Contact the Cabinet’s P-EBT Information hub at 855-306-8959 if you have any additional questions. Please do not call your local DCBS office or school, as they will not be able to assist you.