Families who currently receive SNAP may not need to apply for P-EBT benefits. Eligible
SNAP recipients will automatically receive the P-EBT benefits loaded onto their existing
EBT cards if their child was enrolled in the free and reduce meals program during the
2019-2020 school year. Every attempt will be made to match the SNAP child exactly
with DOE records. For any children that do not receive a benefit, the parent should
verify student information through the GA DOE Student Portal and submit an online
application at https://dfcs.georgia.gov/pandemic-electronic-benefit-transfer.
Constituents who do not currently receive SNAP but have children who are eligible to
receive free or reduced meals as of March 2020 can apply for P-EBT benefits using the
dedicated online portal available on the DFCS agency website mentioned above.
The application launches online today, and eligible families can use the student’s
Student Testing ID (GTID) number of each eligible child in their household to complete
the application process. Parents who do not have their child’s GTID may check the
Georgia Student Portal, report cards, other school-related materials or contact their
local school district for this information.
Approved applicants will receive an EBT card within three (3) to four (4) weeks of
approval. Families will receive information explaining card usage and activation