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Pandemic EBT SNAP Benefits

Hello #leydenpride Families,

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) launched the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) application for families on May 1, 2020, at ​​.

P-EBT is a new special benefit that can help families buy food for their school-age children who would normally receive National School Lunch Program (NSLP) free or reduced-priced meals when schools are in session. All families with school-age children who attend schools approved for Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) are eligible for the benefits as they receive NSLP meals at no charge.

IDHS has made the application available at The fastest way for families to receive benefits is to complete the application for P-EBT available online. (Click “Apply for Benefits” at the link.) 

However, if technology is a challenge, a PDF of the application can be printed out. 

Families can use their mobile devices to scan or photograph their completed applications and email them to or send them via regular mail to Central Scan Unit, PO Box 19138, Springfield, IL, 62763.

You can click HERE to access the flyer with SNAP benefits information.

If families need technical assistance with the application, please direct them to email IDHS at

Please let us know if you need any help in completing these forms.


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