Nebraska families may still be eligible for program that ensures food security

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- DHHS completed the last of four Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfers on August 16th but says assistance may still be available.

Rodger Robinson, Deputy Director of Program and Service at DHHS says the program “ensures food security” for students in need.

“Pandemic electronic benefits transfer is the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services program designed to provide cash benefits on EBT cards to be used to purchase food,” said Robinson.

For students who experienced COVID-19 and missed school, families may still be eligible, no qualifications are necessary.

“If a child or student is already on reduced free lunch, they’re automatically signed up through this program. And the Nebraska Department of Education actually sends us a list to Department Health and Human Services to let us know who qualifies for this program,” said Robinson.

DHHS says that although the disbursement period has concluded, “expanding funds” can be applied to those who’ve qualified previously.

The P-EBT Hotline Number for additional information is: 402-323-3900, the website with a link to benefits can be found here.

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