P-EBT Family Information

  • OSPI logo Pandemic EBT is back this Spring!

    Due to COVID-19, children who are eligible for free & reduced price school meals will get extra food benefits called P-EBT. These benefits help Washington families buy food when schools are closed or have reduced in-person attendance. Leer en español  Đọc bằng tiếng Việt

    What do you need to do?

    • Families already enrolled in the free & reduced price meal program will automatically be sent benefits. 
    • Please make sure your mailing address is up to date with your child's school in Skyward.

    Want to find out if you qualify for free and reduced meals and P-EBT? 


    DSHS begun mailing eligibilty letters on March 19th, and P-EBT cards on March 22nd. If you have questions about either, please contact the P-EBT Call Center at the number listed below.


    Questions about Free & Reduced Lunch eligibility? Contact NTPS Food & Nutrition: 360-412-4446

    Questions about P-EBT benefits? Contact the P-EBT Call Center: 1-833-518-0282 (Operates M-F 8 am - 5 pm)


  • What are Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Benefits?

  • Who is eligible for P-EBT?

  • My child gets lunches at school, can I still qualify for P-EBT?

  • How is this different than last school year?

  • How can P-EBT benefits be used?

  • How do families apply?

  • How do I find out if my child will receive P-EBT benefits?

  • Will my benefits be back dated to the beginning of the school year?

  • How much will families get?

  • What address will the new P-EBT card be mailed to?

  • When will P-EBT cards arrive?

  • What does the P-EBT card look like?

  • What do I need to do when the new P-EBT card arrives in the mail?

  • Should I keep my P-EBT card or will I get a new card each month?

  • I am facing homelessness. How do I get my P-EBT card?

  • My child didn't receive a notice or P-EBT card, what should I do?

  • Can I put these benefits on my existing food EBT card?

  • I receive food assistance (including $0 benefit). Do I automatically qualify for P-EBT?

  • If I get P-EBT benefits, will it affect my immigration status or make me a public charge?

  • P-EBT benefits are not covering all my costs; I need more assistance. Who do I contact?

  • Are there any other food benefits available?

  • We do not need these benefits. Can I decline them?