Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) is part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. P-EBT is money for children whose access to adequate and quality food may have been impacted by COVID-19.

​​​​​There is no application. Children are eligible for P-EBT if they:

  • Were eligible to receive free or reduced-price National School Lunch Program meals during school year 2021-2022 or attended a Community Eligible Provision school​.
  • P-EBT is also available to all children under the age of 6 who were enrolled in SNAP during the summer 2022 months.

P-EBT benefits Spring 2023: Eligible children will get their P-EBT card in the mail between April and May.

If you were mailed a notice about receiving a P-EBT card in error and have questions, please contact the P-EBT Call Center.

The P-EBT Call Center is available at (844) ORE-PEBT or (844) 673-7328, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.​ Pacific Time

P-EBT Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about P-EBT benefits? Get answers below.

​​​​​There is no application. Children are eligible for P-EBT if they:

  • Were eligible to receive free or reduced-price National School Lunch Program meals during school year 2021-2022 or attended a Community Eligible Provision school​.
  • P-EBT is also available to all children under the age of 6 who were enrolled in SNAP during the summer 2022 months.

E​ach eligible child will receive $391 on a P-EBT card, which is like a debit card. All students identified as eligible for P-EBT benefits will receive the same benefit amount.

​ODHS will initiate the process to get Summer 2022 P-EBT benefits in the last week of March. Most eligible children will receive a letter addressed to them in the mail, followed by the arrival of their individual P-EBT card between late March and the end of May 2023. Households will receive the full P-EBT benefit their children qualify for in a single issuance.​

All eligible children will get a new EBT card in the mail, whether they are new to P-EBT or have received P-EBT benefits in the past. Each child within the household who is eligible to receive P-EBT benefits will receive their own letter in the mail before receiving their benefits.

If a child is receiving SNAP, P-EBT benefits will not be issued onto the EBT card (also called Oregon Trail card) associated with the SNAP case. The household will receive a separate P-EBT card in the mail.

For example:

  • If there are four eligible children in one household, the household will receive four separate letters and four P-EBT cards (one letter and one EBT card addressed to each child).
  • ​​​For FAQs and program status updates, please bookmark pebt.oregon.gov​ and check back regularly.
  • General inquiries, eligibility status, and program questions can be directed to the P-EBT Call Center
    • Phone: (844) ORE-PEBT or (844) 673-7328
    • Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pacific Time

​P-EBT benefits received in 2023 expire after nine months. If you have not used your card at all. To keep benefits from being removed, please use your P-EBT benefits regularly to purchase food.​

Have questions about your P-EBT benefits?

The P-EBT Call Center is available at (844) ORE-PEBT or (844) 673-7328, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Pacific Time

For further information, visit

Oregon Department of Human Services P-EBT webpage:https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/assistance/food-benefits/pages/p-ebt.aspxOregon Department of Education COVID-19 Resources webpage:https://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/childnutrition/Pages/COVID-19.aspx

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