Here's when Florida's Pandemic EBT benefits will be issued

A sharing tray during lunch at the Aloma Elementary School cafeteria on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. The district encourages kids to put items from the school lunch they know they will not eat on a "share table" so others can have them, if they want. Items

Beginning in October, Florida students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch will be eligible for a Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT).

Summer 2022 P-EBT benefits will be issued to all school-aged children who have free or reduced-price lunch through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) during the 2021-2022 school year. 

Each eligible student will get a one-time summer 2022 P-EBT benefit of $391. 

The benefit is expected to be issued beginning in October and will run through November 2022, according to the Florida Department of Children and Families. 

Summer 2022 P-EBT benefits will also be issued for children under age 6 who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) assistance during the summer and are participating in a childcare setting. 

How to get the Florida Pandemic EBT benefit

Households already receiving SNAP benefits will receive Summer 2022 P-EBT benefits on their existing EBT cards. Households that received P-EBT benefits during the prior school year will receive benefits on their existing P-EBT card, and households that do not have an EBT or P-EBT card will receive a P-EBT card in the mail with benefits automatically loaded.

Those who lost their card and need a replacement should call 1-833-311-0321. 

If you lost your P-EBT card, or your think your student/child qualifies, but you have not received funds on your card by November 30, 2022, you should call 1-833-311-0321.