Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Program

Created on: 
Mar 26 2021

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Program

Created on: Mar 26 2021

Revised: March 27 2024

Purpose: This section reviews the Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Program, which provided food benefits to children affected by school closures or reduced in-person learning during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

WAC 388-439-0005 – What is the pandemic EBT program?

WAC 388-439-0015 - General information about pandemic EBT benefits.

WAC 388-439-0020 - Eligibility for pandemic EBT benefits for children under age six.

WAC 388-439-0025 - Eligibility for pandemic EBT benefits during the 2022 summer period.

P-EBT has ended as of 12/31/2023 due to the expiration of the public health emergency declaration in May 2023. Please visit DSHS P-EBT website for historical information on the program.

In 2023, USDA announced the Summer EBT program (also known as SUN Bucks). SUN Bucks is an entirely separate program from P-EBT which will assist certain eligible children beginning in the summer 2024. Please visit the DSHS SUN Bucks Website for more information.