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.
This space will be used to provide any updates or new information regarding future payments as P-EBT continues throughout School Year 2020-21. Check back here for updates.

Coming Soon: Information on December 2020 – January 2021 payments