Families of public school students will receive the extended COVID relief P-EBT cards, which they should keep for any future payments.

New York City public school children families will receive $375 in food benefits regardless of income.

The funds will help cover the costs of last summer meals whether they attended summer school or not.

Students enrolled as of June 2021 will receive the extended benefit, which was started this month. 

Students who typically received free meals while in school, but were learning remotely due to the pandemic, can apply for the Coronavirus Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer or P-EBT program.

Public school families across the state are now being offered food benefits for the third time since the pandemic began in March 2020.  

Till now, the state has sent around $3.4 billion in financial assistance to these families, according to the officials.

P-EBT is available to all public school students in New York City, regardless of their household income as it is a free universal lunch district. 

And every family will be eligible regardless of the Income threshold.

Families who received P-EBT cards in 2020 or 2021 will automatically receive the funds.

It is recommended that families keep their cards even after they spend the money, as you may receive them in the future as well.

You can use the benefits to buy eligible food items at participating stores for at least 274 days after they were issued.  

According to a spokesperson from the state's Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), several eligible students have not received benefits...

...because of logistical issues, such as having a wrong address on file or incomplete information from the school. 

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