The Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program has changed recently and eligibility is currently for children in SNAP households ages 5 and under.​

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:

  • Live in a household that received SNAP benefits for at least one month from September 2021 through May 2022.
  • Were age 0-5 for at least one month from September 2021 through May 2022.

Oregon is sending P-EBT to families receiving SNAP benefits that have children ages 5 and under to make up for missed meals caused by child care closures.

P-EBT Frequently Asked Questions

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

If your household received SNAP benefits between September 2021 and May 2022 and a child in your household was age 5 or under, that child is eligible for P-EBT.

All children eligible for P-EBT were part of a SNAP household, so P-EBT will be added to the household’s existing EBT card.

If you have lost your EBT card, you can request a replacement card by calling the toll-free replacement card line at 855-328-6715 or by visiting your local ODHS office​.

Immigration status does not matter for Pandemic EBT. Pandemic EBT will not count in a public charge test. 

Children will receive $63 for each month they qualify between September 2021 and May 2022. To qualify, the child must have been age 5 or under AND the household must have been receiving SNAP.

For example:

  • If a household received SNAP September 2021 through May 2022 and had one child age 5 or under during this period, their total P-EBT benefit amount would be $567 ($63 x 1 eligible child x 9 eligible months).
  • If a household received SNAP September 2021 through February 2022 but their child turned 6 in December 2022, their total P-EBT benefit amount would be $252 ($63 x 1 eligible child x 4 eligible months). Children are eligible for P-EBT in the month they turn 6.
  • If a household received SNAP December 2021 through May 2022 and had two children age 5 or under during this period, their P-EBT benefit amount would be $756 ($63 x 2 eligible children x 6 eligible months).

​P-EBT benefits will be issued in late Fall 2022. Households will receive the full P-EBT benefit their children qualify for in a single issuance. More details will be available as that date draws closer.​

Benefits are issued through an EBT card to the child receiving these benefits. It works just like a debit card to buy groceries.

Many families will automatically get Pandemic EBT.

If your family receives SNAP, the Pandemic EBT benefits will be added to the EBT card you already use for SNAP.

If you believe your child qualifies for Pandemic EBT and you do not receive the benefits or are not currently receiving SNAP, contact DHS at:

For FAQs and program status updates, please bookmark this webpage and check back regularly.

Contact ODHS with case specific questions at:​  [email protected]

For FAQs and program status updates, please bookmark this webpage​ and check back regularly.

Contact ODHS with case specific questions at:​  [email protected]

Have questions about your P-EBT benefits?

Contact ODHS with case specific questions at: [email protected]






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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