August 2020

P-EBT benefits are issued retroactively.

For benefits awarded based upon August 2020, please pay attention to the following information:

  • On July 8, 2020, Governor Jim Justice issued an Executive Order delaying the start date for all schools in West Virginia to September 8, 2020.

  • Based on what the average start date would have been in West Virginia (August 17, 2020), a benefit level of 11 days has been set for all eligible students for the month of August.

September 2020

P-EBT benefits are issued retroactively.

For benefits awarded based upon September 2020, please pay attention to the following information:

  • On July 8, 2020, Governor Jim Justice issued an Executive Order delaying the start date for all schools in West Virginia to September 8, 2020. Due to this, for the month of September – all eligible students will receive benefits for at least 4 days. This covers September 1-4, when schools were not able to open in any format.

  • Starting on September 8, benefits are calculated based upon each student’s scheduled enrollment status.

  • Please remember, benefit levels will vary by student. Benefit levels are determined by the number of days an eligible student is not receiving in-person instruction. No student is eligible for P-EBT on in-person instruction days.

October 2020

P-EBT benefits are issued retroactively.

For benefits awarded based upon October 2020, please pay attention to the following information:

  • Please remember, benefit levels will vary by student. Benefit levels are determined by the number of days an eligible student is not receiving in-person instruction.

  • There were not any statewide Executive Orders that closed schools consecutively or consistently across the board for the month of October.
  • The Saturday Education Map directed whether or not counties were able to open fully by their designated color on the weekly map. Keep this in mind when reviewing and evaluating your student’s benefit level for each month.
  • If you had a student you selected in-person learning for and there were not any school or county closures for this month – your student’s benefit level would be $0 for that time period.

November 2020

P-EBT benefits are issued retroactively.

For benefits awarded based upon November 2020, please pay attention to the following information:

  • Please remember, benefit levels will vary by student. Benefit levels are determined by the number of days an eligible student is not receiving in-person instruction.

  • Due to a statewide Executive Order, all schools in West Virginia were ordered to close Thursday, November 26, 2020 – Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Therefore, all eligible students should receive a consistent credit of 5 days for the month of November – in addition to their individual student enrollment circumstances.

  • The Saturday Education Map directed whether or not counties were able to open fully by their designated color on the weekly map. Keep this in mind when reviewing and evaluating your student’s benefit level for each month.

December 2020

P-EBT benefits are issued retroactively.

For benefits awarded based upon December 2020, please pay attention to the following information:

  • Please remember, benefit levels will vary by student. Benefit levels are determined by the number of days an eligible student is not receiving in-person instruction.
  • Due to a statewide Executive Order, all schools in West Virginia were ordered to close Thursday, November 26, 2020 – Wednesday, December 2, 2020.
  • The Saturday Education Map directed whether or not counties were able to fully open by their designated color on the weekly map. Keep this in mind when reviewing your student’s benefit level for each month.
  • Please keep in mind that all schools were closed for certain days according to their school/county calendar for scheduled time off due to the holidays. Your student will not receive benefit days accumulated for winter holidays where instruction did not take place.

January 2021

P-EBT benefits are issued retroactively.

For benefits awarded based upon January 2021, please pay attention to the following information:

  • Please remember, benefit levels will vary by student. Benefit levels are determined by the number of days an eligible student is not receiving in-person instruction.
  • Due to a statewide Executive Order, all West Virginia elementary and middle schools were scheduled to reopen to in-person learning on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. All high schools would return to in-person instruction as long as their county was not in Red on the DHHR County Alert System map. The Saturday Education Map was retired.

    • Therefore, statewide, all eligible students would receive 10 days of benefits for January due to the nature of the Executive Orders.
    • Any additional benefit days for January would be based upon the student’s individual enrollment status or learning situation.

February 2021

P-EBT benefits are issued retroactively.

For benefits awarded based upon February 2021, please pay attention to the following information:

  • Please remember, benefit levels will vary by student. Benefit levels are determined by the number of days an eligible student is not receiving in-person instruction.
  • There were not any statewide Executive Orders that closed schools consecutively or consistently across the board for the month of February.

  • West Virginia high schools ONLY were following the DHHR color-coded County Alert System map for closures.
  • If you had a student you selected in-person learning for and there were not any school or county closures for this month – your student’s benefit level would be $0 for that time period.

March 2021

P-EBT benefits are issued retroactively.

For benefits awarded based upon March 2021, please pay attention to the following information:

  • Please remember, benefit levels will vary by student. Benefit levels are determined by the number of days an eligible student is not receiving in-person instruction.
  • On March 24, 2021 – an Executive Order was issued that the DHHR’s color-coded County Alert System map would no longer be used to determine high school schedules in West Virginia.

  • There were not any statewide Executive Orders that closed schools consecutively or consistently across the board for the month of March.
  • If you had a student you selected in-person learning for and there were not any school or county closures for this month – your student’s benefit level would be $0 for that time period.

April 2021

P-EBT benefits are issued retroactively.

For benefits awarded based upon April 2021, please pay attention to the following information:

  • Please remember, benefit levels will vary by student. Benefit levels are determined by the number of days an eligible student is not receiving in-person instruction.
  • There were not any statewide Executive Orders that closed schools consecutively or consistently across the board for the month of April.
  • If you had a student you selected in-person learning for and there were not any school or county closures for this month – your student’s benefit level would be $0 for that time period.
  • These benefits are scheduled to be issued in July 2021.

May 2021

P-EBT benefits are issued retroactively.

For benefits awarded based upon May 2021, please pay attention to the following information:

  • Please remember, benefit levels will vary by student. Benefit levels are determined by the number of days an eligible student is not receiving in-person instruction.
  • There were not any statewide Executive Orders that closed schools consecutively or consistently across the board for the month of May.
  • If you had a student you selected in-person learning for and there were not any school or county closures for this month – your student’s benefit level would be $0 for that time period.
  • If your child’s regular school year ended in May, this would be your last benefit issuance for the 2020-21 school year period. These benefits are scheduled to be issued in July 2021.

June 2021

P-EBT benefits are issued retroactively.

For benefits awarded based upon June 2021, please pay attention to the following information:

  • Please remember, benefit levels will vary by student. Benefit levels are determined by the number of days an eligible student is not receiving in-person instruction.
  • There were not any statewide Executive Orders that closed schools consecutively or consistently across the board for the month of June.
  • If you had a student you selected in-person learning for and there were not any school or county closures for this month – your student’s benefit level would be $0 for that time period.
  • If your child’s regular school year ended in June, this would be your last benefit issuance for the 2020-21 school year period. These benefits are scheduled to be issued in August 2021.