P-EBT Program Update

  • Families, we want to make you aware that the Mississippi PEBT Call Center will close on May 15.

    • If you have already reported an issue with your child’s PEBT card, MDE and MDHS are working to resolve those issues.
    • If you have a PEBT problem that you have not reported yet, please call the PEBT Call Center before May 15 at 1-833-316-2423.
    • The wait time at the Mississippi PEBT Call Center is currently less than 5 minutes.

     You can reach the P-EBT Call Center at 1-833-316-2423 until May 15.

    It has recently come to our attention that MSDH is anticipating the P-EBT for Summer 2022. If the MSDH does decide to issue the P-EBT, they will use the School Year 2021-2022 eligibility data (free or reduced lunch status). We would like to encourage you to fill out an online application. Meals will remain free this school year. But to receive the anticipated P-EBT card your status has to be verified by the data collected by this application. The application is not pre-populated from the previous school year. A new application has to be completed each school year. If you have already filled one out for this school year, there is no need to complete an additional application. To prevent delays in receiving any new P-EBT benefits, please make sure you have submitted an application for free or reduced-priced lunch for each of your children by April 29, 2022.
    *** The anticipated Summer 2022 P-EBT will use the data collected from the 2021-2022 school year lunch application completed by April 29, 2022.***
    Please use the following link to fill out the application.