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Thousands of Families Can Get Surprise $1,504 EBT Food Stamp Cards TODAY

THOUSANDS of Georgia families can find a surprise $1,504 EBT food stamp card in the mail today – and they don’t need to sign up.

There’s only enough time to sign up, if you act fast.

Some Georgia families will automatically receive a P-EBT card

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Some Georgia families will automatically receive a P-EBT cardCredit: Getty

These funds are intended to support families with children attending school Georgia schools to help with groceries and food, according to the program’s website.

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is part of the government’s response to Covid-19 pandemic and operate in a similar way to the federal EBT program.

This was made possible by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Through P-EBT, eligible students receive temporary emergency nutrition benefits that are loaded on the EBT card used to purchase food.

It targets children who do not have access to free or reduced-price school meals during the school year and are SNAP-eligible (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) children attending childcare and K-12 schools due to the pandemic.

All children at a public or charter school who normally receive free or reduced price lunches can now receive P-EBT.

Children under the age of six in households that received SNAP anytime since October 1, 2020 are also eligible.

A spokesperson for the Georgia Department of Human Services said some students are automatically eligible for benefits if they attend a Community Eligible Eligibility Provider (CEP) school.

Students attending CEP schools are automatically eligible for P-EBT for the 2020-2021 school year, which means they will receive funds without having to apply.

CEP schools generally provide free meals to all students regardless of their household income.

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DHS Child and Family Services says it has completed its release schedule and that childcare benefits have been published and processed statewide.

“The still targeted Summer P-EBT will be distributed to all eligible student families in January,” the announcement said.

Anyone who wants to receive the card should wait until today, January 15, to receive it.

As a guide, due to school closures, reduced attendance or reduced hours due to the pandemic, households that would normally qualify for free school lunches or reduced-price meals will be eligible for benefits. on their EBT card to help them buy food.

Families receiving P-EBT benefits will not have to pay benefits back.

Those who receive the card have 274 days to use it.

However, it must be activated first, this can be done by generating a PIN number before use.

This can be set up by calling 888-421-3281.

Families need to enter 0000 when asked to enter the last four digits of their Social Security Number, and the caller will then be asked to choose a PIN.

Anyone who does not want to take advantage of the benefit is asked to cancel the card.

Any unused funds will be returned to Food and Nutrition Services as well as any unused funds that have not been spent within 274 days.

If you have not received your card by January 15 and would like to enroll, you should call 877-423-4746.

Not every student or family may be eligible for the program and those people can call 211 for help.

Cards worth $1,504

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Cards worth $1,504Credit: Alamy
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