P-EBT for the 2020/2021 school year includes a Child Care P-EBT. Child Care P-EBT provides a supplement for children under the age of six receiving Nutrition Assistance (NA) benefits in Arizona. This supplement is being provided with the idea the child would have been in child care had there not been a pandemic.
Child Care P-EBT (P-EBT Under 6) benefits will be issued for October 2020 through May 2021 as a supplement to that month’s NA and are placed on the household’s existing EBT card. If you do not already receive NA, consider applying. For the anticipated issuance schedule, see the P-EBT Benefit Information page.
The monthly Child Care P-EBT benefit amount is based on the learning model and schedule of the schools in your county, allowing for the highest amount possible. The county is based on the address the Family Assistance Administration (FAA) has on file for your NA case. If you have moved, please contact the FAA office to report a change.
The Child Care P-EBT monthly benefit amount is linked with the schools in your county and is determined as follows:
- Full P-EBT Payment: Eligible children receive full P-EBT payment when a school in your county is closed or is only offering a full-time distance learning model (no on-campus learning) in the month.
- Partial P-EBT Payment: Eligible children receive partial P-EBT payment when a school in your county offers both on-campus and distance learning, but no school in the county is closed or offering full-time distance learning in the month.
- No P-EBT Payment: Eligible children receive no P-EBT payment for the month when the schools in your county only offer on-campus learning in the month.
The chart below identifies the P-EBT benefit amount based on your county information reported in the Child Care P-EBT Payments by County and by Month report:
For additional information on how the amounts were determined, please see the P-EBT Benefit Information page.
In the event a child is under the age of 6 and is also attending school and eligible for School P-EBT (P-EBT K-12) in a given month, the child will only receive payment for the Child Care P-EBT for that month.
Questions? 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