P-EBT Update - July 9, 2021

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Wisconsin Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Updates

P-EBT Update - July 9, 2021

The P-EBT Update provides information on Wisconsin's Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Programs, School P-EBT and Pre-6 P-EBT. The U.S. Congress created P-EBT to provide food benefits to support families with children in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The P-EBT program is being administered by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in coordination with the Department of Public Instruction and the Department of Children and Families.

Pre-6 P-EBT Third Release This Weekend

Pre-6 Pandemic EBT (Pre-6 P-EBT), a program that provides benefits for families in FoodShare to buy food for their children under the age of 6 who were not enrolled in school during the 2020-2021 school year, will release its third and final round of benefits this weekend. Eligible families in all five regions of the state will receive benefits during this round, which covers the months of April, May, and June 2021. Families will see benefits on their QUEST cards on Sunday, July 11, and letters providing details about the benefits will be mailed to households next week.

Because these benefits are automatically provided to families getting FoodShare whose children meet the eligibility criteria, there is no need to apply for Pre-6 P-EBT benefits. 

The second round of Pre-6 P-EBT benefits in June 2021 provided more than $21.5 million of food benefits to the families of over 88,000 Wisconsin children under age 6.