Skip to the main content of the page

Food Benefits

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Oregon Pandemic EBT​

Updated September 19, 2022​

2021-2022 P​andemic EBT (P-EBT) is for children in SNAP households ages 5 and under.​ P-EBT benefits will be distributed in late-October/early-November.​

​​About P-EBT

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) is part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. P-EBT is money for children whose access to adequate and quality food may have been impacted by COVID-19.

Oregon is sending P-EBT to families receiving SNAP benefits that have children ages 5 and under to make up for missed meals caused by child care closures. 

P-EBT is a program in partnership with the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE).

​How children qualify for P-EBT​​​

​​​There is no application. Children are eligible for P-EBT if they:
  • Live in a household that received SNAP benefits for at least one month from September 2021 through May 2022.
  • Were age 0-5 for at least one month from September 2021 through May 2022.

Many children that were eligible for School Year 2020-2021 P-EBT will not be eligible this time. This year's program is limited to children in SNAP households ages 5 and under.​

​​If your household received SNAP benefits between September 2021 and May 2022 and a child in your household was age 5 or under, that child is eligible for P-EBT. 

How families receive P-EBT​

All children eligible for P-EBT were part of a SNAP household, so P-EBT will be added to the household's existing EBT card. 

If you have lost your EBT card, you can request a replacement card by calling the toll-free replacement card line at 855-328-6715 or by visiting your local ODHS office​.

How much P-EBT families receive and when​

​Children will receive $63 for each month they qualify between September 2021 and May 2022. To qualify, the child must have been age 5 or under AND the household must have been receiving SNAP.

For example:

  • If a household received SNAP September 2021 through May 2022 and had one child age 5 or under during this period, their total P-EBT benefit amount would be $567 ($63 x 1 eligible child x 9 eligible months).
  • If a household received SNAP September 2021 through February 2022 but their child turned 6 in December 2022, their total P-EBT benefit amount would be $252 ($63 x 1 eligible child x 4 eligible months). Children are eligible for P-EBT in the month they turn 6.
  • If a household received SNAP December 2021 through May 2022 and had two children age 5 or under during this period, their P-EBT benefit amount would be $756 ($63 x 2 eligible children x 6 eligible months).

​​P-EBT benefits will be issued in late-October/early-November. Households will receive the full P-EBT benefit their children qualify for in a single issuance. More details will be available as that date draws closer.​

More information

Oregon will apply for Summer P-EBT. If approved by the federal government, additional P-EBT benefits may be issued to eligible children this winter. ​

​​For FAQs and program status updates, please bookmark pebt.oregon.gov​ and check back regularly.

Contact ODHS with case specific questions at:​  ebt.schoolmeals@odhsoha.oregon.gov

​​SNAP Program
If you wish, you can apply for Oregon SNAP benefits online or by calling the ONE Customer Service Center at 800-699-9075. You can also visit any local ODHS office.

Oregon Food Bank
Website: Oregonfoodbank.org
Phone: 503-282-0555

211 info
Website: 211info.org
Phone: 866-698-6155
Text your zip code to 898211 (TXT211)

Oregon Department of Human Services
Oregon Department of Education