Some Virginia families will receive a P-EBT summer bonus
It was determined in May that COVID was no longer a Public Health Emergency and P-EBT benefits were cut off. Some Virginia families have been struggling since their monthly pandemic EBT stipend has been discontinued. For specific families in the Commonwealth there will be one last bonus for qualifying families, from the Virginia Department of Social Services, A final Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer payment will arrive this summer but only for families of children who are receiving certain benefits.
Children who were approved for or deemed eligible for free or reduced-price meals during the 2022-2023 school year and children who attended a school that participated in a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) will be able to receive summer benefits.
Not everyone will qualify for the final benefit
Everyone who previously received benefits during the pandemic will not be getting them this time. Beginning July 22, households with eligible school-aged children will receive a one-time summer P-EBT benefit payment of $120 for each qualifying child. SNAP recipient households with children under the age of 6 will receive their last P-EBT payment loaded onto their accounts in June.
If your family is having trouble eating properly please check out some of the local agencies that will help with food like Christian Soldiers Food Pantry and Feeding Southwest Virginia. If you desire additional information about the final P-EBT benefits, click on the following link to Virginia Department of Social Services.