How to check your P-EBT balance in California
If you’re a California resident with a CalFresh or CalWORKs household, you can check your P-EBT balance online.
To do so, log in to your account on the California P-EBT website. Once you’re logged in, you’ll be able to see your current balance as well as your transaction history.
If you have any questions about your balance or transactions, you can contact the P-EBT customer service team at 1-877-328-9677.
How to use your P-EBT benefits
If you are a SNAP or TANF recipient in the state of California, you may be eligible for P-EBT benefits. P-EBT is a program that provides food assistance to families with children who have lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To use your P-EBT benefits, you will need to first create an account with the California P-EBT program. Once you have created an account, you will be able to login and check your balance, as well as find out where you can use your benefits. P-EBT benefits can be used to purchase food at any store that accepts SNAP benefits.
If you have any questions about the P-EBT program or how to use your benefits, you can contact the California P-EBT customer service line at 877-328-9677.
What to do if your P-EBT card is lost or stolen
If your P-EBT card is lost or stolen, you should contact the EBT customer service number at 1-800-997-2555 to report the card as lost or stolen. You will need to provide your name, address, and date of birth. Once the card is reported as lost or stolen, you will be issued a new card.
How to transfer your P-EBT benefits to another card
If you have more than one P-EBT card, you may be wondering how to transfer your P-EBT benefits to another card. Here are a few easy steps to follow:
1. Call the P-EBT customer service number at 1-888-328-2666 and tell the representative that you would like to transfer your benefits.
2. Give the representative the 16-digit number on the front of your P-EBT card.
3. The representative will then transfer your P-EBT benefits to the other P-EBT card.
4. You will then be able to use your P-EBT benefits on the other card.
FAQs about P-EBT in California
If you have any questions about P-EBT in California, here are some answers to frequently asked questions.
Q: What is P-EBT?
A: P-EBT is a new program in California that provides eligible families with extra help to buy food for their children. Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school can get up to $365 per child in P-EBT benefits to help buy food during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Q: How do I know if I am eligible for P-EBT?
A: You may be eligible for P-EBT if you have children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school. To find out if your children are eligible, contact your school district or county office of education.
Q: How do I apply for P-EBT?
A: You can apply for P-EBT online at https://www.cdss.ca.gov/Home/PEBT. You will need to provide your child’s name, date of birth, and school district.
Q: How do I receive my P-EBT benefits?
A: P-EBT benefits will be issued on an EBT card, which can be used like a debit card to buy food at most grocery stores and other participating retailers. If you do not have an EBT card, you can request one from the California Department of Social Services.
Q: How long will I receive P-EBT benefits?
A: P-EBT benefits will be available for the 2020-2021 school year. If the COVID-19 pandemic continues and schools remain closed, benefits may be extended for additional months.
Q: I have other questions about P-EBT. Who can I contact?
A: For more information about P-EBT, visit the California Department of Social Services website or call the P-EBT hotline at 1-877-328-9677.