PEBT deadlines extended through Aug. 21

Posted at 10:29 PM, Aug 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-02 23:32:53-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The deadline to apply for the Federal Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program, also known as PEBT, has been extended.

Eligible families must have children who lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to school closures. Among the school districts affected was the Corpus Christi Independent School District.

PEBT is just like snap and can be used to pay for groceries.

Those who qualify get a one-time benefit of $285 per eligible child.

Families now have until Aug. 21 to apply for the program.