P-EBT Family Info

P-EBT Family Info
Posted on 10/05/2020
Please share this important information regarding P-EBT with your families and students.

Important Information:
  • NO parental action is required to get the Fall P-EBT benefit.
  • The last day to get data that would qualify a child to the PED was Sept. 18. This was due to the tight time frame we had to get the P-EBT out to students and families.
  • As of today (Oct. 1, beginning of federal fiscal year), the PED and HSD can do only address changes for benefits that were issued in both phases.
  • As of today, the PED and HSD can NO longer can issue any new P-EBT for any phases. There are no more federal funds available for P-EBT at this time.
  • HSD is in the process of issuing the remainder of the second round of P-EBT cards for new students and student on SNAP and regular EBT on or by Oct. 22 (approximately 72k families, and affect 92k students). 
  • Families should be patient and wait for the cards to be mailed and received. 
  • The second round will not be added to existing SNAP or regular EBT cards.
  • We do not know if there will be future P-EBT issuances, but please ask families to save their existing P-EBT cards.
  • Schools and Districts must continue to ensure that student data and addresses are updated, submitted, and validated in STARS or to the PED.
To be eligible for any P-EBT benefit, a child must be enrolled in the National School Lunch Program and qualify for a free or reduced-price school meal.

Contact numbers:
HSD Hotline- 1-800-283-4465
PED Hotline- 1-505-660-4822
FIS number- 1-800-843-8303 (card replacements)
Note: The HSD and the PED are working on getting a consolidated 1-800 number.
Website links for P-EBT information:
HSD Website: https://www.hsd.state.nm.us/LookingForAssistance/p-ebt.aspx
PED Website Link to HSD: http://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/ (Pandemic EBT is under Important information and quick links)

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