State approves extension for pandemic food benefits reissuance

Pandemic EBT, or P-EBT, is a federal program designed to give eligible families with children extra money for groceries. P-EBT cards are accepted at most grocery stores, farmers markets and online food retailers. Learn more at Valley News/Courtesy photo
Families have until Aug. 18 to request reissuance of expired 2021 P-EBT 2.0 benefits RIVERSIDE COUNTY – Residents whose children qualified for, but didn’t use extra pandemic food benefits in 2021 now have more time to request a reissuance.Pandemic EBT is a federal program that provides food assistance to eligible young or school-aged children in addition to free or reduced-price meals at childcare or school. P-EBT benefits that remain unused after a year expire. California officials said if a child received a P-EBT 2.0 card in 2021 and didn’t use any of the benefits for a year, they may be eligible for a reissuance of expired benefits. The state extended the reporting timeframe, allowing families until Friday, Aug. 18, to request reissuance of expired benefits.To qualify fo
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