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P-EBT Food Benefits Extended

P-EBT Food Benefits Extended
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P-EBT food benefits for 246,000 New Mexico children to be extended for school year 2020-2021 

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s Human Services Department and Public Education Department partner to issue another round of Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) to students who qualify for free or reduced meal program and who continue remote or hybrid learning model for the 2020-2021 school year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture allocated more than $27 million monthly in additional benefits for New Mexico – enough to feed more than 246,000 vulnerable children each month. 

Eligibility for the P-EBT program is determined by the New Mexico Public Education Department, which shares student information with the Human Services Department to issue benefits through P-EBT cards. The P-EBT program applies to all eligible students regardless of their family’s SNAP eligibility. In addition, New Mexico households with children who receive free or reduced-price meals will see an increase in their P-EBT benefits from $5.86 to $6.82 per child per day. 
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Helpful Links regarding the P-EBT Card Extension:

Download the P-EBT Card (English & Spanish)

Extended P-EBT Benefits Fact Sheet (English)

Extended P-EBT Benefits Fact Sheet (Spanish)

P-EBT Address Update Form Instructions (English)

For more information visit www.hsd.state.nm.us
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