Summer 2022 P-EBT FAQ
The USDA Food and Nutrition Service approved the continuation of the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program for Summer 2022. The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) will distribute a one-time lump sum payment of $391 to all students who were eligible for P-EBT benefits during the 2021-22 school year and through July 31, 2022. Parents will be able see their Summer P-EBT benefit reflected on the P-EBT Parent Portal (https://onedhs.tn.gov/parent) on or around September 29, 2022.
Summer 2022 P-EBT Program
Short for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer, P-EBT is a federally funded COVID-19 relief program made possible through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Using P-EBT cards, the program provides nutritional assistance to National School Lunch Program participants and qualifying families to replace school meals missed due to COVID-19 related events.
Summer P-EBT is an extension of the P-EBT program for school aged children and children under 6 in a SNAP participating household as of July 31, 2022.
Summer 2022 P-EBT Benefits is Available to:
Any student who received free or reduced-price meals in the 21-22 school year through one of the following is eligible for Summer 2022 P-EBT benefits:
- National School Lunch Program, income application or direct certification,
- Enrollment in a Community Eligibility Provision school, or
- Enrollment in a school operating under Provision 2 or 3.
School-aged children determined eligible by July 31, 2022 will be issued Summer 2022 P-EBT benefits.
Summer 2022 P-EBT benefits will also be issued to children under 6 that live in a household that received SNAP food assistance benefits as of July 31, 2022.
Frequently Asked Questions
Each school/school district provided TDHS with information on students who are eligible to receive Summer benefits. If you are unsure if your child qualifies for Summer 2022 P-EBT Benefits based on the criteria above, please contact the P-EBT help line at (833) 419-3210.
The Tennessee Department of Human Services will distribute Summer 2022 P-EBT benefits on current P-EBT cards for eligible school-aged children on or around September 29th, 2022. Funds will load onto your current P-EBT card(s). If you have discarded your card and need to request a new one, please visit www.connectebt.com to request a new P-EBT card or call 1 (888) 997-9444. You can also call the P-EBT assistance line at (833) 419-3210.
For children under 6 in a participating SNAP household, benefits will be issued on the existing SNAP EBT card.
If you think your student qualifies but you have not received funds on your card on of after September 29, 2022, call the P-EBT assistance line at (833) 419-3210.
Call (833) 419-3210 to speak with our P-EBT customer service agents and verify eligibility.