All P-EBT Benefits for the 2020-2021 school year and Summer 2021 have been issued.  
Please keep your P-EBT​(s) in a safe location after funds have been used, DO NOT THROW AWAY

The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program provides financial benefits to West Virginia students who currently receive free or reduced-price school meals.

P-EBT for the school year 2020-21 has the following guidelines:
  1.Students must be enrolled in a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program.
  2.Students must qualify for free or reduced-price school meals or attend a school where everyone eats school meals for free due to the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).
  3.Students cannot receive benefits for days they are in-person at school. Only remote or virtual school days can be used when calculating benefit levels.
For more information about 2020-21 P-EBT Benefits, please visit https://wvde.us/wv-pebt/ or call the P-EBT hotline at 304-756-KID1(5431).


How Do I Activate My New P-EBT Card?

If your child is eligible for the 2020-2021 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 Falls, SD return address.

Call the number on the back of the card – (866) 545-6502

Follow the prompts

  • Enter the 16-digit number on the front of the card
  • Enter the date of birth for the cardholder’s name
  • IMPORTANT: Date of birth must be in the following format MM/DD/YY
  • Enter the case number that was provided to the cardholder in a separate letter
  • Select a four-digit PIN

You will hear a confirmation that the card has been activated.

​DO NOT DISCARD P-EBT CARD - Please be sure to keep P-EBT card in a safe location even after funds have been used. ​