P-EBT for Non-School Age Children

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is pleased to announce USDA has approved the Department to issue P-EBT benefits to eligible non-student children. These payments will be issued retroactively for the entire SY 2021-2022. For more information regarding eligibility or benefit issuance, please call the WV P-EBT hotline at ...

Youth in Foster Care

For 2021-22 school year, P-EBT benefits are issued in the student’s name. The P-EBT card needs to accompany the child with any changes in placement. It is a benefit for the child. If you are a foster parent that receives a P-EBT card for a student who is no longer in your care, you ...

Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Students enrolled in a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program that are identified as homeless are eligible for P-EBT on days when in-person instruction is not available and remote learning is taking place.P-EBT cards will be issued in the student’s name to the mailing address that was provided to the student’s ...

P-EBT Card Instructions and Information

West Virginia PEBT Card Activation Instructions If your child is newly eligible for PEBT for the 2021-22 school year, you will receive a new EBT card in the mail. It will not have any WV DHHR information on the envelope. Watch your mail for a white, window envelope with a Sioux ...

Contact Us

Locations and contact information for DHHR Field Offices: DHHR Field Offices Office of EBT Services dhhrwvebt@wv.gov 304.558.4126

Food and Nutrition Resources

Additional resources in your community may be able to assist with a variety of needs — to include food and grocery support. WV211 maintains an accurate and comprehensive database that you can use to find health and human services to meet your need. The program is a collaborative project of ...

Farm to P-EBT

Background West Virginia is recognized nationally as a leader in farm-to-school. The West Virginia Department of Agriculture and the West Virginia Department of Education – as well as non-profits and community members have dedicated this priority for over a decade to connect West Virginia producers with schools to increase locally ...

Frequently Asked Questions

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) was first introduced in H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act as a solution that delivers nutrition assistance on an EBT card that can be used to purchase groceries for families with school children who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals when school is out of session due ...

Non-CEP Counties/Schools

Public school students enrolled in a non-CEP county or non-CEP school can only qualify for P-EBT benefits if they qualify for free or reduced price school meals through the National School Lunch Program. Benefits can only be calculated on days when remote/virtual instruction is taking place. In-person learning days are not days ...

Information for Retailers

P-EBT for Retailers Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is part of the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 (PL 116–127), as amended by the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act (PL 116-159), provides the Secretary of Agriculture authority to approve ...

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