June 16, 2021
New York State has announced it will begin issuing another round of P-EBT funds, covering school year 2020-21. All NYC public school students are automatically eligible for P-EBT, no application or registration is required. Families will receive benefits per student as follows:
$82 per month of hybrid learning;
$132 per month that the student was fully remote.
The funds will load onto the P-EBT card you received from last year, if the card was used. If you cannot find your card, you can request a replacement card now by calling EBT Customer Service at 1-888-328-6399 or by going to www.connectebt.com. (Another number that we’ve heard may work better is 833-452-0096.) Go to the bottom of this post for more info on getting a replacement card. If you never received your card or didn’t use it, keep reading.
To get a new P-EBT card, log in to your child’s NYCSA and make sure your address is up to date!
While this program is a SNAP program and is not overseen by the DOE, the addresses are being pulled from DOE records. If you have more than one child in a DOE public school, check the NYCSA account for each child. Each child will receive their own benefits and card.
If your child is new to the public school system this year, OR if you did not spend the benefit that was issued to you in earlier rounds of P-EBT distribution, a card will automatically be mailed to you, at the address on file with the DOE.
To update your address (please do this ASAP!): email your request to our pupil recording secretary Ellie Connolly (she will only be working through June 29th). Include your child’s full name, DOB and OSIS/ID. For proof of the new address, she will also need a scan/pic of any current utility bill.
If you wish to donate your P-EBT benefit: As was true last year, the money on the cards themselves cannot be transferred. It must be spent by you, on food. But you can donate some or all of the amount that you received. We will be updating the PS321website with a list of local food-based aid organizations.
From the NYS P-EBT FAQ page:
How do I order a replacement P-EBT Food Benefit card?
You can order a replacement P-EBT Food Benefit card by calling 1-888-328-6399. Please be prepared to provide security information, including the 19-digit card number that was printed on the front of the P-EBT Food Benefit card you are replacing. If you do not have that number, you will be asked for the cardholder’s Social Security number; however, when ordering a replacement P-EBT Food Benefit card (and only when ordering a P-EBT Food Benefit card), you must enter 999-99 and then the 2-digit month and 2-digit day (MM/DD) of the cardholder’s birthday. For example, if your child’s date of birth is July 4, you would enter 999-99-0704 when asked for the child’s Social Security number. You will then be asked to verify the cardholder’s 8-digit birthday (MM/DD/YYYY) and to enter the 4-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) you selected for the P-EBT food benefit card that you are replacing. If you did not previously create a PIN, you will still be able to order a replacement card by following the prompts.
Please note that P-EBT food benefits will remain available and accessible on your P-EBT Food Benefit card for at least 274 days from the date they were issued. Once you have set up a PIN to access your P-EBT food benefits, you can check your family’s P-EBT food benefit balance by visiting www.connectebt.com or by calling 1-888-328-6399.