The Pandemic-Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) card holders in Nebraska will start receiving their payments this week.
Updates on P-EBT This Week
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Benefit (SNAP) is commonly known before as “Food Stamps” but today it is popularly known as Pandemic-Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT). Though, some states have other terms for this program.
As a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency, Nebraska households with school-age children who qualified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2022–2023 academic year and who temporarily lost access to meals at school as well as children under the age of six who received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) benefits this week.
Children in daycare will receive 2022 Summer P-EBT benefits on December 8, while students in the Omaha Metro Area and the rest of the state will receive benefits on December 13 and December 15, respectively. The USDA’s P-EBT program offers cash benefits on an EBT card that can be used to buy food, according to an article published in FREMONT TRIBUNE.
This supplemental benefit is intended for lower-income families and those who are heavily affected by the pandemic. Moreover, the P-EBT cards can only be used on eligible food items. For more information about what food items are eligible, visit the official website of the agencies in your state that govern and administer the implementation of P-EBT.