VA Dept. of Social Services - Summer 2022 P-EBT

UPDATE: Virginia Department of Social Services Statement on Summer 2022 P-EBT
Posted on 09/15/2022
UPDATE: Virginia Department of Social Services Statement on Summer 2022 P-EBT

9/15/22 - Please see the following update from the Virginia Department of Education:

The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) has recently made us aware that many households did not receive summer P-EBT benefits due to a card processing error. We have been informed that affected households will be issued a new P-EBT card and that all cards should be received no later than September 30.

If you recently received a P-EBT card that is not working, a replacement card is already on the way. You do not need to take any action to report your invalid card. VDSS has identified the households affected by this error. Please do not contact the P-EBT call center to order another card, as this may further delay the processing of your benefits.

We understand this delay has been frustrating and want to assure you that we are in communication with VDSS to ensure the issue is fixed as quickly as possible. Schools are not able to provide answers to your P-EBT questions. Please visit for the latest information and guidance concerning P-EBT.


Original post from 8/26/22: The U.S. Department of Agriculture has authorized the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) to provide Summer P-EBT to K-12 students. All school- age children who attended a school last year, school year 2021-2022, who 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 Aug. 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 seven 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.

Contact VDSS with questions about P-EBT at one of the following contact points. Do not contact your child’s school or central office for P-EBT information.

The P-EBT Call Center is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday - Friday and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 866-513-1414 or 804-294-1633 or use the P-EBT Online Inquiry Form.

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