Parents can apply online to receive Pandemic EBT credits, or P-EBT, through Wednesday, Aug. 18. After then, they will need to apply over the phone or via email.
To apply after Wednesday, call 1-833-431-2224 or email PEBTsupport@wisconsin.gov.
To apply, parents will need to provide biographic information for themselves and eligible children and confirm their address and child’s school name and city. Providing a Social Security number is not required.
School P-EBT, one of three different types of P-EBT, can be used like FoodShare to buy groceries. It is available to parents whose children did not receive school meals during the 2020-’21 school year because they were learning from home.
You are eligible to receive $6.82 in School P-EBT per day your child learned remotely during the last school year if you meet all of the following conditions:
- Your child’s school participates in the National School Lunch Program. A list of schools participating in the program is here.
- You are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
- Your child spent at least one day in virtual learning during the 2020-’21 school year. The amount you receive and when you receive it will be based on when your child was learning remotely.
The other types of school P-EBT. Pre-6 P-EBT, which is for parents of children who were 6 years old or younger on Oct. 1, 2020 and not enrolled in a school participating in the National School Lunch Program, and Summer P-EBT, which covers $375 in summer meals for parents who received either Pre-6 or School P-EBT.
Parents can be eligible for more than one P-EBT program, depending on the age of their child, how often that child was learning remotely or how often most children in their region were learning remotely.
If you received summer meals from a food pantry or food service program, such as MPS’ “Stop, Grab and Go” program, you can still be eligible to receive P-EBT.
You can read more on all three P-EBT programs and their eligibility requirements here.
Benefits will be loaded onto the recipients’ active QUEST card if they have one. If they don’t have an active QUEST card, they will receive benefits on a P-EBT card in the mail once they are approved.
If you have questions about your eligibility or did not receive benefits even though you believe you are eligible, call 1-833-431-2224 or email PEBTsupport@wisconsin.gov.
In addition, we are here to help. Text “MKE” to 73224 and select “talk to a reporter.”