DCFS provides update on Summer P-EBT benefits
Benefits will be available in the fall; schedule not available yet
Lake Charles, La. (KPLC) - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has provided the following update in response to questions about Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefit Tranfser (P-EBT) benefits:
WHEN WILL I SEE MY CHILD’S BENEFITS?
Most students who are eligible for Summer P-EBT have not received benefits yet. Those benefits will be made available in the fall. DCFS expects to have an updated issuance schedule in September. Please be patient. We will provide more information as soon as it is available.
Until then, DCFS is preparing its P-EBT benefits submission system to accept information from schools about the students who were in school in May and receiving free or reduced price meals. Schools will begin submitting information in late August.
There is nothing more DCFS, schools or districts can tell you about the P-EBT issuance schedule.
For more information about Summer P-EBT eligibility and more Frequently Asked Questions, visit https://www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/page/pebt-summer-2021.
For information about your child’s P-EBT case, to request a card or communicate with your child’s school about your child’s case, visit the P-EBT Parent Portal at www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/pebt-parent-portal.
WHAT IF I NEED A NEW CARD?
If the card has been lost, stolen, or damaged, a new one can be requested through the P-EBT Parent Portal, by calling the EBT customer service line at 1-888-997-1117 or through the LifeInCheck mobile app.
Get more details at pebt-la.org.
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