P-EBT 2024 Deposit Dates – Eligibility Criteria, Amount & Status 

In Louisiana, the P-EBT program for summer 2024 is called SUN Bucks (Summer EBT). Starting June 2024, eligible low-income children will receive $120 each for groceries. The rollout begins with children who received SNAP benefits during the school year.

P-EBT 2024 Deposit Dates

In Louisiana, the P-EBT program for the summer of 2024 is known as SUN Bucks (Summer EBT). Eligible children from low-income households across the state will begin receiving summer benefits for groceries starting in June 2024.

Under the SUN Bucks program, families will receive a single payment of $120 per child. The multi-phased process will start with children who received SNAP benefits during the school year. 

Funds will be automatically added to their EBT cards, while children without an existing card will be mailed one when their benefits are issued.

P-EBT 2024 Tentative Deposit Schedule 

The tentative benefit issuance timeline for Louisiana’s SUN Bucks program is as follows:

  • Phase 1: Children determined eligible through CALPADS or public assistance programs on or before March 29, 2024. Households will begin receiving benefits mid-June through August 31, 2024.
  • Phase 2: Students newly identified as eligible from March 30, 2024, through August 31, 2024. Households will receive benefits September through November 2024.

Families should ensure their mailing address is up-to-date on their SNAP, FITAP and/or Medicaid case, as well as with their child’s school, to receive the SUN Bucks benefits.

P-EBT 2024 Eligibility Criteria 

This program provides additional food assistance to eligible children during summer break. The eligibility for Summer P-EBT in Louisiana is:

  • Children must be enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) and be under 19 years old at the time of school closure.
  • Free or Reduced-Price School Meals: Children must be enrolled in a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and be approved for free or reduced-price meals.
  • School Closures/Reduced Attendance: The child’s school must have had closures or reduced attendance due to COVID-19 during the approved issuance month(s).
  • Eligibility for Summer P-EBT is determined on a month-by-month basis.
  • You don’t need to apply for Summer P-EBT if your child meets the criteria. The DCFS receives information from schools and issues benefits automatically.

Summer P-EBT Benefits  (2024) Amount 

For Summer P-EBT 2024 in Louisiana,  the benefit amount and some key details:

  • Standard Issue: Each eligible child in Louisiana will receive a single payment of $120 to cover food assistance for the summer months (typically June and July). This aligns with the federal guidelines for Summer P-EBT.
  • Program Focus: Summer P-EBT is designed to bridge the gap in food assistance during summer break when free or reduced-price school meals are not readily available.
  • Issuance Method: Unlike regular SNAP benefits which have monthly deposits, Summer P-EBT benefits are issued as a one-time lump sum.
  • Eligibility for Summer P-EBT is determined by the DCFS based on information received from schools. You typically don’t need to apply separately.
  • Issuance dates can vary by state, so keep an eye on the DCFS website for updates on 2024 Summer P-EBT distribution timelines.

Checking P-EBT 2024 Status

In Louisiana, Summer P-EBT benefits are typically issued automatically based on information received from schools. To check the status of your child’s potential Summer P-EBT benefits:

  • Confirm if your child meets the eligibility criteria.
  • Your child’s school is the primary source of information for Summer P-EBT eligibility.
  • School staff can confirm if your child is enrolled in the NSLP program and if the school experienced closures relevant to Summer P-EBT issuance.
  • The Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) website is the official source for P-EBT updates at https://www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/pebt
  • While information for 2024 might not be available yet, the website should be updated with details on Summer P-EBT issuance timelines and eligibility confirmation closer to the distribution date.

What to do if I didn’t receive the P-EBT amount on time?

Here’s what you can do if you haven’t received your child’s Summer P-EBT benefits on time in Louisiana:

Check the Timeline:

  • Summer P-EBT benefits in Louisiana are typically issued as a one-time payment sometime in June or July.However, the exact issuance date can vary.
  • It’s important to avoid panicking if it’s still early June.

Contact Your Child’s School:

  • Your child’s school is the primary source of information for Summer P-EBT. They can confirm:
    • If your child is enrolled in the NSLP program with free or reduced-price meal approval.
    • Whether the school experienced closures relevant to Summer P-EBT issuance.
  • School staff may also be able to provide an estimated timeframe for Summer P-EBT distribution.

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