The West Virginia Department of Education and West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is pleased to announce PEBT is returning for school year 2020-21. On Friday, February 25, 2022 Governor Jim Justice announced that an additional round of PEBT would be available for eligible students that attend a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program, qualify for free or reduced-price school meals, and have had COVID-19 related absences or school closures caused by the pandemic. Benefits are issued retroactively. Fall 2021 benefits will start to be issued in April 2022. Student families will receive a letter in the mall from DHHR in the coming weeks.


DHHR is maintaining a public information hotline to assist student families. Please share this information with your school communities


Monday – Friday

8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. 

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