Youth in foster care enrolled in a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program are eligible to receive P-EBT on days when they are not receiving instruction in-person and remote learning is taking place.
Youth in residential foster care facilities that are enrolled in a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program off-site are eligible to receive P-EBT on days when they are not receiving instruction in-person and remote learning is taking place.
For 2020-21 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 need to contact your county DHHR office and speak to the child’s caseworker. The caseworker will work alongside WVDE and the Bureau for Children and Families to take all the steps to reissue the card so the benefit can be used for the child at their new placement.
If you are a CPS caseworker who receives a P-EBT card mailed to your home address on behalf of a child in foster care, you need to verify the child’s current placement, update the placement in FACTS, contact the guardian, and give them the P-EBT card for the child.
In the event a P-EBT card is misplaced or intentionally left behind or withheld at a previous placement, the card will be de-activated and a new card issued in the child’s name at the appropriate benefit level to the correct address of the child’s new placement. DHHR caseworkers will need to verify the child’s current address, update the address, and contact the Office of EBT to reissue a new P-EBT card to correct the address.