The State is approved to provide new Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program (P-EBT) benefits to all eligible Illinois students. Eligible families do not need to complete a P-EBT application. However, families are encouraged to complete a Free and Reduced Price Meal Application if they have not already done so. Be sure your mailing address on file at your enrolling school is current. Please note that citizenship status does not affect eligibility. Click here for eligibility information. P-EBT cards will be issued to eligible students starting in March. Click here for more information from the Department of Human Services.
- If your child was approved for free/reduced-price meals and you haven’t received your P-EBT card, please check with your child's school and verify that your information is correct in Power School.
- Benefit cards will not be mailed until March 2021. If it is the end of March 2021 and you have not received your card, please contact IDHS via the P-EBT General Inquiry Request form.