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2020-2021 P-EBT Benefits

2022 Summer Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) information:

2022 Summer P-ebt Has Been Approved for the State of New Jersey! Please Stay Tuned for Updates!

2020-2021 Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) information:

P-EBT benefits were issued from the end of July to October. The benefit amount will be determined on a month-to-month basis according to the student's listed enrollment with the school. In order to qualify, a student must be enrolled in a K-12 program, must be 6 years old or older, and qualify for free/reduced lunch. The benefit amount for each student can differ based on their enrollment status throughout the school year. The benefit amounts are as follows:

  • Hybrid - $61.38/month
  • Virtual- $122.76/month
  • Summer - $375 to cover the entire summer
    *Child must have been enrolled for more than 50% of the month of June and qualify for free/reduced lunch in order to receive this benefit. 

The status of each student is reported to reflect the status the school listed for your child (Hybrid or Virtual), for that month, based on enrollment. School closures, and individuals or specific classes having to quarantine based on a recommendation from the Department of Health, DO NOT count towards the hybrid/virtual enrollment status. Additionally, if you chose to keep your child home, but did not go through the proper channels to enroll your student as virtual, you will not qualify for the virtual enrollment status.

Questions regarding your P-EBT Benefit?

Please direct any questions regarding your P-EBT status to your local Board of Social Services.

  • Ocean County Board of Social Services
    1027 Hooper Avenue
    PO Box 547
    Toms River, NJ 08754-0547
    (732) 349-1500
    Fax: (732) 244-8075
    Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM M, W-F
    Tues.: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
     
  • Satellite Office
    225 4th Street
    Lakewood, NJ 08701
    (732) 370-8854
    Hours: 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM M-F
     
  • Satellite Office
    333 Haywood Road
    Manahawkin, NJ 08050
    (609) 242-6100
    Hours: 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM M-F

You can also submit an inquiry here
(or by copying and pasting the following address to your browser: https://www.nj.gov/humanservices/njsnap/home/contactus.shtml).

The following P-EBT Benefits were issued:

  • 2019-2020 School Year (March 2020 to June 2020) - A one-time benefit of $416.39 per child
  • Way2Go Card - A one-time benefit that was meant to cover September 2020. Beneficiaries were determined using the original list submitted for the 2019-2020 School Year P-EBT.
  • 2020-2021 School Year (September 2020-June 2021) -
    • Hybrid - $61.38/month
    • Virtual- $122.76/month
    • Summer - $375 to cover the entire summer
      *Child must have been enrolled for more than 50% of the month of June and qualify for free/reduced lunch in order to receive this benefit.
      **Please also note that all GJM hybrid students were not eligible for benefits April 2021 - June 2021 because the building was no longer operating on a reduced hybrid schedule;
      FPE hybrid students were not eligible for benefits from May 2021 - June 2021 because they no longer offered a reduced hybrid schedule. However, all parent-elected virtual students were eligible for those months.

If you have any additional questions regarding this program or your student's enrollment status, please contact sotoole@lehsd.org.