The Department of Economic Security (DES) is providing Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits to those families with students enrolled in a school participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) whose students have lost access to free or reduced-price meals due to a school closure of five days or more.  DES has created a webpage for eligible households that have not received P-EBT benefits; this webpage will allow parent/guardians to obtain the P-EBT benefit by either searching their student’s eligibility or applying for P-EBT by providing household income information.  The DES website can be accessed at and the portal for households to obtain the P-EBT is available on this website. This webpage is scheduled to be available until July 10, 2020.  PEBT hotline 1-844-841-3802.