Benefits are determined based upon the operational status of the county school system in which the child resides. To be eligible a child must reside in a county that has one or more schools closed or operating at a reduced attendance or hours schedule (a mix of in-person and virtual learning) for 5 consecutive days.
P-EBT for non-students is calculated using data from Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The benefit amount is based on a reduction comparison of meal claims collected by the West Virginia Department of Education.
Non-students must be in a SNAP household to receive P-EBT benefits.
If your child received a P-EBT card during SY2020-2021, the benefits will issue to that card. If your child is newly eligible for P-EBT a card will be mailed to the address on the DHHR SNAP case. The card will be in the name of the child and mailed C/O to the SNAP guardian.
Receipt of SNAP. Under the student plan SNAP is not part of eligibility criteria, language from the Consolidated Appropriations Act passed in October 2020 requires that a child under 6 have SNAP to be issued as a non-student.
For SY2021-2022, P-EBT non-students will be issued an across the board, statewide benefit amount. Changing county residency will not affect non-student P-EBT so long as the child remains eligible for SNAP.
If your family has moved out of state, your child will not be eligible to receive P-EBT in West Virginia the following month. P-EBT is issued retroactively to eligible children, so a non-school aged child would be eligible until the month they moved to another state.
Example: A family moves to Georgia in May 2022, any eligible children under 6 in the household would receive P-EBT through May 2022 in West Virginia. The child would not be eligible in June 2022.
For more information on where P-EBT can be spent or what items are eligible for purchase, please click here: