Q) My 2 children have the P-ebt cards but the recording states the cards can not be used. I have other parents who are getting benefits mid October so I dont understand why these 2 are not.
A) P-EBT (Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer) is a program that provides food benefits to families with children who have lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to the pandemic. If your children have P-EBT cards but are unable to use them, there could be several reasons for this.
One possible reason is that the cards have not yet been activated. P-EBT benefits are typically distributed in waves, so it’s possible that your children’s cards were not activated in the same wave as other parents in your area.
Another reason could be that there is an issue with the information on your children’s P-EBT cards. This can happen if there is an error in the information provided on the application, such as a misspelled name or incorrect address. If this is the case, you should contact your state’s P-EBT program to report the issue and request that it be corrected.
It’s also possible that there is an issue with the P-EBT card itself. If the card is lost, stolen, or damaged, you will need to request a replacement card.
It’s best to contact the P-EBT program in your state for more information on the specific reason why your children’s cards are not working and to find out what steps you need to take to resolve the issue.
In the meantime, you may also be able to get assistance from other programs such as SNAP or WIC.