The eligible low-income families in Massachusetts will receive the last payments of Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) food benefits.
Low-Income Families in Massachusetts Will Receive 2022-2023 School Year and Summer P-EBT Food Benefits
After the approval to continue the P-EBT food benefits for the last time, the eligible low-income families in Massachusetts will receive the food benefits for the school year 2022-2023 and 2023 summer following the end of the nutrition program.
The P-EBT food benefits provided several low-income families to meet their basic needs, specifically food, and prioritize the health and nutrition of the students in Massachusetts.
According to supporters of the program, eligible low-income families with K-12 children who missed classes in school during the pandemic because of COVID-19-related reasons deserve additional food benefits to support them.
Low-Income Families Eligible for The Last P-EBT Food Benefits
The low-income families will receive the last P-EBT food benefits depending on the number of absences of the K-12 students for COVID-19-related excuses; wherein students with 1-5 absences will get $25 a month, students with 6-15 absences will receive $82 a month, and 16 and above absences will get $147 a month.
The low-income families will be eligible for the summer P-EBT food benefits if they were eligible for the NSLP or were part of other programs while others who were not yet eligible for the benefits can apply for the Summer P-EBT until August 1, Mass.gov reported.