After distribution $ 390 million in benefits for feeding students under the age of 332,910 in the past monthsAnnouncing the presentation by Alberto Fredera Vasquez, Secretary of the Department of Family Affairs, Carmen Ana Gonzalez Magus and Administrator of the Family Socio-Economic Development Administration, through the Infectious EPD Program An additional 2 10.2 million Due to the increase in the benefits of P-EBT. These new resources will be distributed in the same month of May.
This increase is one dollar more than the daily benefit, which will be used before August 2020.
The U.S. Congress approved to adjust B-EPD benefits to states and territories through the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act. This increase boosted the daily gains from 9 6.94 to 9 7.97, which would act as an adjustment advance.
“Students of the School Canteen Project in Puerto Rico covered the school year from August 2020 to May this year with this food aid. More than 221,000 families have benefited from this assistance, which allows schools to meet their food needs while operating in a virtual way, ”said the family secretary.
“We are delighted to continue to ensure that students and their families have the resources to properly consume this vital food aid in the midst of a health emergency. Said.
For his part, ADSEF Administrator Alberto Fredera said, “After receiving approval this week from the Federal Department of Agriculture (USDA) distribution plan for food and nutrition service enhancement, we immediately began planning the distribution in consultation with certified traders. In addition to each student due to the increased total daily benefit. 196.60 will receive. The 340,000 students eligible for B-EPD will receive that additional amount in the last week of May. “
Frederica Vasquez explained: “As of Monday, May 24th, the last social security numbers are 0 and 1 for households. On Tuesday, May 25th, releases will be released. On Wednesday, May 26th, it will be available. The 7-digit turnout will end on Friday, May 28 at 8 and 9, with discounts for June, due to the last digit of the PAN account holder’s Social Security number.
The administrator reminded the families that this benefit would be automatically reflected in their family card. “You can check the status of the broadcast by setting up a user account on ebtpr.com. If there are any pending claims from the program, participants can contact the B-EPD Help Center on Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm and on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 5 pm (787)705-8350 Can: 00pm. You can write to them too [email protected] And check the broadcast schedule on the P-EBT homepage at pr.gov/pebt.