Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Program

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Students who get free or reduced-price (FRP) meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) at school or young children who are part of an active case through Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), also known as Food Stamps, are eligible for Pandemic EBT (P-EBT).

Current Benefits: Summer 2022 P-EBT

North Carolina began issuing Summer P-EBT benefits on July 20, 2022. Eligible students and young children will each receive a one-time payment of $391 to cover the entire summer. Find out when you’ll get yours.

School Year 2022-23: North Carolina is still waiting to hear if P-EBT is being extended for the 2022-23 school year. We’ll update this page with new information as we get it.

How can we help you with P-EBT?

Watch Out: P-EBT Scam Advisory

There are scams targeting EBT recipients. Here are some reminders to keep you and your family safe:

  • NEVER provide personal information if someone you don’t know reaches out to you by phone, text, or email.
  • NEVER share Social Security numbers, bank information, EBT and/or P-EBT card numbers, or other personal information with people you don’t know.
  • ONLY provide personal information when YOU reach out directly to a state agency. If you receive any unsolicited communications asking you to provide personal information, do not respond and immediately delete the message.

Latest Updates

Aug. 10, 2022

  • Please note that our call center is experiencing extremely high call volumes. For self-service options, please refer to our FAQs or the P-EBT Virtual Agent (chat circle on the bottom right of your screen) for information on P-EBT eligibility, benefits, and timing.

July 26, 2022

July 25, 2022

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