Summer 2022 P-EBT

Summer 2022 P-EBT Information Updated
Posted on 09/23/2022
Summer 2022 P-EBT Information Updated

From VDOE: Invalid P-EBT Cards Issued

Last week the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) discovered that due to a technical card processing glitch, 90,000 new cards that do not work were issued to households. New cards were ordered and, according to the vendor, will be put in the mail in the next few days. A public message was posted to the VDSS website. If families have recently received a P-EBT card that is not working, a replacement card is already on the way. Do not contact the P-EBT Call Center or submit an Inquiry Form to order another card, as this may further delay the processing of their benefits. 

Schools are not able to provide answers to your P-EBT questions. Please visit for the latest information and guidance concerning P-EBT. If a family is expecting benefits and has not received a new card or benefits by September 30, please contact the P-EBT Call Center at 1-866-513-1414.

Virginia Department of Social Services Statement on Summer 2022 P-EBT

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has authorized the Virginia Department of Social Services to provide Summer P-EBT to K-12 students. All school-age children who attended a school last year, school year 2021-2022, that was approved to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or who were determined eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals are eligible for Summer 2022 P-EBT. 

All eligible students enrolled during the last month of school year 2021-2022, including new high school graduates, can expect to receive a one-time summer benefit of $391 beginning on August 25, 2022 on their previously issued P-EBT or SNAP EBT card. 

If you do not have an existing P-EBT card, or your information has changed since you last received P-EBT, a card will be mailed to the address provided in your student's school record within 7 to 10 business days. To request a replacement for a lost or discarded P-EBT card, contact ConnectEBT at 1-866-281-2448 or logon to or download the ConnectEBT app on a mobile device.

Do not contact your child’s school or central office for P-EBT information.

Contact VDSS with questions about P-EBT at one of the following contact points.

  1. P-EBT Call Center 7am-7pm, Monday-Friday and Saturdays from 9am-2pm at 866-513-1414 or 804-294-1633 or; 

  2. Use the P-EBT Online Inquiry Form.

Helpful Links:

DSS P-EBT Resources for K-12 Students-

Summer PEBT Update-


VDSS Media Release-