See if you qualify for up to $411 in food benefits for tens of thousands of children

Families are set to receive hundreds of dollars in food assistance benefits over the summer.

Under the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer program (P-EBT), this will apply to low-income children in North Dakota.

As a result of the federal initiative, 18.5 million kids were fed during the pandemic.

North Dakota's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients, as well as children who receive reduced or free school meals, will benefit. 

There are some differences in the requirements for each of those groups.

Who is eligible for the programs?

According to the North Dakota Department of Human Services (DHS), SNAP recipients with 

Children up to five years old will receive an additional $391 in benefits.In addition, 

Children who received SNAP benefits between September 2021 and May 2022 will receive an additional $20.

Adding that to the total would result in an extra $411, which will be credited to the account once.

North Dakota has approximately 12,000 kids eligible for that amount.

SNAP eligibility in the state requires an income below $36,075.

You must also have less than $2,250 in your bank account.

A household of four must earn less than $51,338 to qualify for reduced or free meals.

The $391 benefit is available to school-age children who are receiving those benefits this summer or

Who received them during the 2021-2022 school year. A DHS spokesperson said around 34,000 kids 

Are eligible for the benefits, which should arrive on cards by the middle of next month.

Addresses that are incorrect or not available may result in delays.

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