Important Announcements

PEBT Benefits expunge from the child’s card 274-days after the benefit is issued. Summer 2022 benefits would tentatively expunge around May 23, 2023.

Once benefits have been expunged from the card – they cannot be reloaded or added back. Expungement means the benefit period has expired and the funds have gone back to the federal government.

Thank you for your interest in the West Virginia PEBT program. At this time, all benefits for 2021-22 program year for eligible children have been issued. All summer 2022 benefits have also been issued for eligible children. The dispute and resolution periods have also concluded.

There are no future benefit issuances scheduled at this time.

Benefits issued do have expungement dates – according to when they were issued. This means that any unused benefits on cards by the follow dates will be removed from cards and released back to the US Treasury in accordance with federal rules.

2021-2022 Student Expungement Dates

Benefit Month Benefit Issuance Date Benefit Expungement Date
August – December 2021 Friday, April 8, 2022 Saturday, January 7, 2023
January – March 2022 Monday, May 2, 2022 Tuesday, January 31, 2023
April – May 2022 Monday, July 25, 2022 Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Summer 2022 Monday, August 22, 2022 Tuesday, May 23, 2023

The State of West Virginia is actively reviewing federal opportunities for any potential of future benefits. 

Please be advised: The PEBT program is tied to the federally declared Public Health Emergency (PHE) related to the COVID-19 pandemic. When the PHE expires, PEBT will ultimately no longer be available for states to issue additional benefits. PEBT will eventually end and will not be a permanent benefit program.

Additional Resources

Additional resources in your community may be able to assist with a variety of needs – to include food and grocery support. Consider checking out one of the following resources. Note: These resources are not administered by the WVDE.

Youth Experiencing Homelessness

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Youth in Foster Care

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USDA FNS Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    Program.Intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Declaración de no discriminación del USDA

De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de EE. UU. (USDA), esta institución tiene prohibido discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluida la identidad de género y la orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o represalia por actividad anterior de derechos civiles.

La información del programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas además del inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieran medios alternativos de comunicación para obtener información del programa (p. ej., Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas estadounidense), deben comunicarse con la agencia estatal o local responsable que administra el programa o el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720- 2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339.

Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el Demandante debe completar el Formulario AD-3027, Formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, que se puede obtener en línea, desde cualquier oficina del USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida al USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la supuesta acción discriminatoria del denunciante con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y la fecha de la supuesta violación de los derechos civiles. El formulario o carta AD-3027 completo debe enviarse al USDA antes de:

  1. correo:
    Departamento de Agricultura de EE. UU.
    Oficina del Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles
    1400 Avenida Independencia, SW
    Washington, DC 20250-9410; o
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 o (202) 690-7442; o
  3. correo electrónico:
    program.intake@usda.gov

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.