APPROVED for $375 P-EBT this Summer 2022?! (WV, VA, GA)

First of all, if you are a resident of West Virginia, you’ll be happy to know that the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has received approval from the United States Department of Agriculture to issue Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer benefits to eligible non-students, or children under the age of six years old who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. Eligible non-students are those who reside in a county where one or more schools have been closed or operated at reduced attendance due to COVID-19. Children in this population only will receive P-EBT for months in which they were in an active SNAP household. If a child is eligible, they will be mailed a benefit letter. There is not an application for this benefit. And be sure to retain the case number found on the letter for reference. As for how much you can expect to receive, qualified children will receive $22.44 in P-EBT for each month they qualify. P-EBT benefits will be dispersed in two primary issuances: August–December 2021 will be issued in July 2022 and January–May 2022 will be issued in September 2022. P-EBT will be issued on the West Virginia P-EBT card in the name of the eligible child. If a child received a P-EBT card during the 2020-2021 program year, a new card will not be automatically sent. If the card has been lost, a new card may be requested by calling 1-866-545-6502. For additional information, please visit the WV P-EBT website or contact the P-EBT hotline at 1-866-545-6502.

Moving onto the state of Virginia, without the West part, Virginia’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will again release emergency allotments of benefits to eligible households this month. Benefits will be automatically loaded to recipients’ Electronic Benefits Transfer cards today, Thursday, June 16th.

And last but not least, we will be covering the state of Georgia. Georgia’s SNAP benefits are administered and operated by the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services. And this organization deposits monthly SNAP benefits to low-income households through the Georgia EBT card to help boost the food budget of eligible families. As with most states, your Georgia SNAP EBT card can be used at most grocery stores and some retail locations. Look for stores displaying the EBT/Quest sign. Your benefits can be used to purchase most food items, excluding foods and drinks that are hot at the point of sale. If you’re over the age of 60, living on a permanent fixed income and other members of your household are not working, you may qualify for Senior SNAP.

Senior SNAP is a simplified application process for seniors. You can apply online for SNAP through the Georgia Gateway online portal or by contacting your local DFCS office. If you’ve never had a case, the DFCS has stated that it typically takes five to seven days at application to receive your EBT card. At review, you should receive benefits on the normal schedule. If your case has been closed and you’re being recertified, it takes two days for benefits to post to your EBT card. It takes up to 30 days for applications to be completed, but you may qualify to get benefits within seven days if you have very little or no income. In Georgia, benefits are sent out from the 5th to the 23rd of each month, based on the last two digits of your ID number. Here is the June SNAP schedule for Georgia:

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