SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT about Pandemic EBT/School Meal Assistance

If you received a new green EBT card recently with “Way2Go” written on it, do not ignore it or destroy it! The cards are part of pandemic assistance from September, and do not look like a regular EBT card. They may even appear to have expired on December 30, but they are not expired. The card is legitimate and should have funds loaded onto it for much-needed food assistance. For more information, visit https://www.nj.gov/humanservices/njsnap/pebt.shtml or contact the LSNJLAW hotline at 1-888-LSNJ-LAW (1-888-576-5529)

P-EBT has been federally extended through September 30, 2021. At this time only benefits for the month of September 2020 have been issued. DHS is developing plans for continued P-EBT issuance for October 2020 through September 2021 under the new P-EBT eligibility criteria. Please continue to check back for updates.

P-EBT benefits for the month of September in the 2020-2021 school year continue to be issued for students who were eligible for free- or reduced-price school meals as of June 2020 and are currently attending schools with a remote learning schedule of at least 5 consecutive days. This benefit is not available for students whose school is conducting classes in-person or a hybrid of in-person and remote.   

If you were eligible for free-or reduced-price school meals as of June 2020 and your child was remote for at least 5 consecutive days in September but you have not received a September 2020-2021 P-EBT benefit, you should contact your school to confirm the address they provided. If the address is correct or you have your mail forwarded, please wait for the card to come in the mail. If the address is incorrect, please do not fill out the contact us form, but instead call your local county board of social services for a replacement card.  See FAQs for more information about your benefits.