Summer 2022 P-EBT Updates

  • Updated 11/30/22:

    DES will begin processing the school-aged children for their Summer P-EBT benefits starting October 31, 2022. DES is processing the eligible school-aged children by the school districts. DES anticipates it will take 5 weeks to process all the eligible school-aged children in the state. 

    Each Summer 2022 P-EBT eligible child will receive a benefit of $391. Eligible school-aged children will receive a letter from DES first, before receiving the physical P-EBT card. The case number needed to activate the P-EBT card will be found on this letter. Do not throw it away! If you already discarded your letter, you will need to call DES for help at 1-844-841-3802.

    According to the schedule posted on the DES website, they will process Alhambra eligible students starting the week of November 15, 2022. The P-EBT card will be sent from DES through the US mail, which could take 5-15 business days after benefit issuance. 

    The funds will be available on the day based on the first letter of the child's last name: 

    • Last Names starting with A-B: 11/15/22
    • Last Names starting with C-D: 11/16/22
    • Last Names starting with E-F: 11/17/22
    • Last Names starting with G-H: 11/18/22
    • Last Names starting with I-J: 11/19/22
    • Last Names starting with K-L: 11/20/22
    • Last Names starting with M-N: 11/21/22
    • Last Names starting with O-P: 11/22/22
    • Last Names starting with Q-R: 11/23/22
    • Last Names starting with S-T: 11/24/22
    • Last Names starting with U-V: 11/25/22
    • Last Names starting with W-X: 11/26/22
    • Last Names starting with Y-Z: 11/27/22

    Click here for the complete schedule of when DES is processing Arizona school districts

    More information can be found on the DES Summer 2022 P-EBT Webpage.

    For additional questions, please call the DES P-EBT hotline at 1 (844) 841-3802.

  • How do I activate my new P-EBT card?

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    Eligible school-aged children will receive a letter from DES first, before receiving the physical P-EBT card. The case number needed to activate the P-EBT card will be found on this letter. Do not throw it away! If you already discarded your letter, you will need to call DES for help at 1-844-841-3802.

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  • I didn't get my P-EBT card. What should I do?

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    If you believe you are eligible for P-EBT but did not receive payment: 

    1. Contact your school front office to make sure the parent/guardian and address is updated on your students' accounts in Synergy. Make updates if necessary so your updated address will be included in the next data pull.

    2. Call the P-EBT Customer Service Hotline at 1 (844) 841-3802 Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. excluding holidays.

    3. Call the Alhambra Child Nutrition Department at 602-336-2980 if you have remaining questions or need additional assistance.

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  • When will I receive the summer P-EBT benefit?

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    DES will begin processing the school-aged children for their Summer P-EBT benefits starting October 31, 2022. DES is processing the eligible school-aged children by the school districts. DES anticipates it will take 5 weeks to process all the eligible school-aged children in the state. 

    According to the schedule posted on the DES website, they will process Alhambra eligible students starting the week of November 15, 2022. 

    The funds will be available on the day based on the first letter of the child's last name. See the schedule above for which last names are processed on which days.

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  • My student attended Alhambra K-8 Online Academy last year. Are they eligible for Summer P-EBT?

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    Unfortunately, if a child attended a virtual academy, such as Alhambra K-8 Online Academy, the student would not meet the eligibility criteria for Summer P-EBT benefits. Please refer to question #19 of the following Q&A from the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) - https://fns-prod.azureedge.us/sites/default/files/resource-files/Attachment-1-PEBT-QA-School-Year-2021-2022.pdf.

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  • Why are students at some schools automatically eligible, while others are not?

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    Students who attend the following schools are automatically eligible for P-EBT benefits: Alhambra Preschool Academy, Barcelona, Carol G. Peck, Cordova, Granada East, Granada West, James W. Rice, Madrid, Sevilla East, Choice Learning Academy, Westwood, and Valencia. This is due to these schools being approved for a special meal provision this year. You will not need to do anything to receive the P-EBT benefits. It will automatically be sent to you through DES, provided your student's school has your current address and parent/guardian information.

    Students who attend Alhambra Traditional School, Catalina Ventura, Girls Innovation Academy, Global Academy of Phoenix, and Sevilla West MAY be eligible for P-EBT benefits if they have been approved for free/reduced meals with a 21-22 meal application, or have been approved with a 22-23 meal application submitted by July 30, 2022. If you are unsure whether or not this applies to you, call the Child Nutrition Department at 602-336-2980. You may submit a meal application at family.titank12.com. Click on "Apply for Meals Today." 

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  • Additional Questions?

    Call the P-EBT hotline at 1 (844) 841-3802. 

    Or contact Alhambra Child Nutrition at 602-336-2980 or email childnutrition@alhambraesd.org

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