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GOT P-EBT CARD QUESTIONS?

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE P-EBT CARDS?
Posted on 11/19/2020
TN DHS PEBT INFORMATION

P-EBT Update (October 29, 2020):
The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is extending its Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program into the fall semester by sending qualifying families a card they can use to buy food for their student who has been impacted by the pandemic.

Fall semester P-EBT will provide parents with $5.86 in benefits per student for each school day that child missed because of the COVID-19 pandemic in July, August, and September. These benefits can be used to purchase food at any establishment that accepts EBT or online with Amazon and Walmart.

To be eligible, students must receive free or reduced meals at school or attend a Community Eligibility Provision school and they must have missed at least five consecutive days of in person instruction because of school closure or virtual learning.

TDHS and the Tennessee Department of Education partnered with local school districts to identify students that meet the qualifying criteria and the correct addresses to mail the cards. The department is now in the process of mailing these cards to families.

Note:
For the second round of P-EBT, benefits will be issued on a new card and mailed to the homes of qualifying students.


Funds will not be placed on a family’s existing EBT/P-EBT card.

Families receiving benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) may be eligible for P-EBT during the fall semester.




I
F YOU DID NOT RECEIVE A P-EBT CARD & YOU FEEL YOU SHOULD HAVE:

You can contact the state DHS Office at one of the following to open the appeals process:
AppealsClerksOffice.DHS@tn.gov
or call 1-866-787-8209

You may also check this website
P-EBT.DHS@tn.gov to check and see if you are going to receive a card in the mail.

Please do not contact us at the school for appeals or to see if you are having a card mailed to you. We have distributed all cards that were sent to us.

Thank you.
Lorie Collier
Principal

(copies of this note were sent home with your children on 11/17/2020)

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