• 3/15/2022

    Mississippi is in the planning process for another possible round of P-EBT benefits for School Year 2021-22 and Summer 2022 if authorized by the federal government.

    To be eligible to receive these benefits, children must qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch under the National School Lunch Program.

    To prevent delays in receiving any new P-EBT benefits, please make sure that you have submitted an application for free or reduced-priced lunch by April 29, 2022.  Please submit only one application with all household members listed.

    If you have already completed a meal application form for SY 2021-22, there is no need to submit another one.

    You should also make sure that your mailing address is up to date with your school.




    For an overview of the P-EBT program, please go to this link: https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/pandemic-ebt-p-ebt/

    For P-EBT FAQs: https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/pandemic-ebt-p-ebt/p-ebt-faq/

    The P-EBT Hotline: 1-833-316-2423

    Address changes: Parents must contact the call center (see above phone number) and be directed to the school district.  The district cannot inititate these changes.

    Check student eligibility: If your child is not listed as eligible, the call center will take your information and contact the district for verification.

    Non-working card: School districts do not issue P-EBT cards and are unable to assist with card issues.  Parents must contact the call center.