Virginia’s P-EBT Program to Issue Benefits to Limited Households Under Revised Criteria

The Virginia Department of Social Services announces its Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program will issue benefits for the 2021-2022 school year to students for specific COVID-related absences under revised eligibility requirements, as defined by the United States Department of Agriculture. Fewer households are expected to receive the benefit due to most students attending school in person and having access to school meals at no cost. The revised eligibility guidelines require both a school and student to meet specific requirements.