DALLAS, Texas – The pandemic of coronavirus It forced the closure of schools, causing many students to lose access to free or low-cost school meals. For this reason, the United States Department of Agriculture granted a fund of more than a billion dollars to the state of Texas, to distribute food assistance.
The P-EBT program works similarly to the SNAP supplemental nutritional assistance program.
Children between the ages of 5 and 18 who have received help from SNAP in March they received a payment of up to $285 in May on their card Lone star.
On June 29, Governor Greg Abbott extended the deadline for families whose children are under 5 years old, and between 19 and 21 years old, to apply for P-EBT aid.
The school district sent you a link to an application in early June, once approved if you qualify, a P-EBT program card is mailed to you with the funds.
The application process takes about 10 days and once you receive the card, you can use it to buy food and even seeds.
It should be noted that these food benefits do not cause the government to classify it as a public charge, and the minor’s immigration status does not matter.
For more information, You can enter the page of the Department of Health and Human Services.