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*Don’t miss important news about your benefits: Update your contact info online now! For HUSKY A/B/D: www.accesshealth.ct.com for your Access Health CT User Account. For HUSKY C, SNAP or cash aid: www.connect.ct.gov or www.mydss.ct.gov for your DSS MyAccount.

*24/7 access to DSS: Apply & renew services at www.connect.ct.gov, plus get benefit status, notices, report changes, upload/send documents & more! Client Information Line: 1-855-626-6632. With MyDSS, our mobile-friendly app, access your account on any device (www.ct.gov/mydss).

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT)

Overview

P-EBT is a federal program. The Department of Social Services (DSS), in collaboration with the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), received approval to operate this program in response to the COVID-19 related school closures for the 2019 – 2021 school year and has recently received approval to operate this program for 2020 – 2021 school year. P-EBT provides food supports to help families with children who were receiving free and reduced-price school meals pay for food.

Please follow this link for an informational pamphlet about P-EBT

Follow this link for a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Families do not need to apply for P-EBT benefits, as DSS and the Department of Education use attendance information provided by schools to determine if children are eligible for P-EBT. 

DSS and the Department of Education are partnering to implement the P-EBT plan, which was approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service.  The P-EBT SNAP funding for children who participate in the free or reduced-price meals program was authorized by the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, with additional amendments made in the Continuing Appropriations Act and Other Extensions Act of 2021, as well as the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.

How do I know if my child qualifies for P-EBT?

A child is eligible for P-EBT benefits if three conditions are met:

  1. The child was eligible to receive free or reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program*
  2. The child does not receive free or reduced price meals at school because the school is closed or operating with reduced attendance or hours for at last 5 consecutive days in the current school year.
  3. The child was learning remotely for part or all of the 2020 – 2021 school year. 
  4. Students are eligible to receive free or reduced-priced school meals. 

You do not have to apply for P-EBT benefits. DSS and CT Dept. of Education (CSDE) will use attendance information provided by your child’s school to determine if the are eligible for P-EBT.

For more information about who is eligible for P-EBT benefits, follow this link.

How will I get the P-EBT benefits?

  • IF YOUR CHILD GETS SNAP AND/OR TFA on an EBT card: P-EBT benefits will be added to the  SNAP/TFA EBT card in mid-April. Check your balance at www.ct.gov/dss/ebt or call 1-888-328-2666.
  • IF YOUR CHILD GETS TFA benefits via check or direct deposit or gets HUSKY A (< 185% FPL): P-EBT benefits will be sent on an EBT card in the TFA / HUSKY A head of household’s name to the address on file with DSS in mid-April.
  • IF YOU DO NOT GET SNAP, TFA, or HUSKY A:  P-EBT benefits will be sent on an EBT card in the child’s name to the address on file with the child’s school in mid-April.

For Information on how to PIN your EBT card or use your benefits, follow this link.