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Re: Pandemic EBT Assistance (Extra Food Stamps)
« Reply #80 on: October 19, 2020, 08:30:03 PM »
Many people in borough Park received cards today

In the last two weeks a lot of cards were distributed. Finally.

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Re: Pandemic EBT Assistance (Extra Food Stamps)
« Reply #81 on: October 19, 2020, 08:31:41 PM »
I did not receive my cards. Any number I can call to see what's going on?

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Re: Pandemic EBT Assistance (Extra Food Stamps)
« Reply #82 on: October 19, 2020, 08:41:51 PM »
I did not receive my cards. Any number I can call to see what's going on?

Assuming NY you can call the OTDA P-EBT hotline, but they only talk to you if you received it and are having issues with it.
I posted a link to a form a page back where you can submit your info and UJO will review it with the OTDA to get things moving.

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Re: Pandemic EBT Assistance (Extra Food Stamps)
« Reply #83 on: October 20, 2020, 01:56:58 PM »
I did not receive my cards. Any number I can call to see what's going on?
I had success getting an update by contacting them via their P-EBT Contact Form.
https://otda.ny.gov/SNAP-COVID-19/Frequently-Asked-Questions-Pandemic-EBT.asp
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Re: Pandemic EBT Assistance (Extra Food Stamps)
« Reply #84 on: October 20, 2020, 02:27:31 PM »
Someone just sent me a #, 833-452-0096, where you can reach an agent who helps with people who didn't receive their card. In his case the OTDA had sent it to a wrong address they had on file, and in a different case they had put it on the guys SNAP card and he didn't realize- they were able to look it up and point it out to him.

I didn't test the number yet myself so I'm not speaking from experience.

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Re: Pandemic EBT Assistance (Extra Food Stamps)
« Reply #85 on: October 20, 2020, 02:37:26 PM »
If someone got twice for one child (once on their SNAP card and also on a separate card) are they obligated to notify the OTDA? or to return it?
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Re: Pandemic EBT Assistance (Extra Food Stamps)
« Reply #86 on: October 20, 2020, 03:07:12 PM »
If someone got twice for one child (once on their SNAP card and also on a separate card) are they obligated to notify the OTDA? or to return it?

If you ask them the answer is that officially there's only supposed to be one issuance per child, and so you should only use one issuance per child.
That being said I don't think they can track it if you do use it, and even if they can since it's their mistake I doubt there's anything they can do about it.

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Re: Pandemic EBT Assistance (Extra Food Stamps)
« Reply #87 on: October 20, 2020, 03:37:37 PM »
If you ask them the answer is that officially there's only supposed to be one issuance per child, and so you should only use one issuance per child.
That being said I don't think they can track it if you do use it, and even if they can since it's their mistake I doubt there's anything they can do about it.
I'm not an expert, but I would guess the worse they can do is reverse it on the SNAP card.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Pandemic EBT Assistance (Extra Food Stamps)
« Reply #88 on: October 20, 2020, 05:46:43 PM »
If someone has snap how would they even know if they received the PEBT amounts on their card?
They ended up getting new cards in the mail yesterday.

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Re: Pandemic EBT Assistance (Extra Food Stamps)
« Reply #89 on: October 20, 2020, 06:36:36 PM »
Someone just sent me a #, 833-452-0096, where you can reach an agent who helps with people who didn't receive their card. In his case the OTDA had sent it to a wrong address they had on file, and in a different case they had put it on the guys SNAP card and he didn't realize- they were able to look it up and point it out to him.

I didn't test the number yet myself so I'm not speaking from experience.

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Re: Pandemic EBT Assistance (Extra Food Stamps)
« Reply #90 on: October 26, 2020, 11:13:29 AM »
Not a PEBT question rather a regular ebt,,,

 someone has been getting the full allotment for their  family every month since april.  Anyone know if this is continuing for October and then even November?
Its NYC

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Re: Pandemic EBT Assistance (Extra Food Stamps)
« Reply #91 on: October 26, 2020, 11:25:15 AM »
Not a PEBT question rather a regular ebt,,,

 someone has been getting the full allotment for their  family every month since april.  Anyone know if this is continuing for October and then even November?
Its NYC

I have an article on it in my signature block below. As long as the state has declared State of Emergency, or Fed has one in place, the state can apply.
NY and NJ both received maximum allotments for Oct. They need to apply for each month separately so we'll see about Nov, but most likely NY and NJ will both keep on applying as long as they're entitled to.

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Re: Pandemic EBT Assistance (Extra Food Stamps)
« Reply #92 on: November 15, 2020, 01:08:03 PM »
Any idea if the EA program (maximum allotment) will be extended for Nov in NY?

I see it approved for NJ but not yet for NY
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Re: Pandemic EBT Assistance (Extra Food Stamps)
« Reply #93 on: November 15, 2020, 01:10:07 PM »
Any idea if the EA program (maximum allotment) will be extended for Nov in NY?

I see it approved for NJ but not yet for NY

It has been approved for NY. FNS hasn't updated their site yet, but OTDA has.
I post updates on Twitter on WhatsApp of all developments.

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Re: Pandemic EBT Assistance (Extra Food Stamps)
« Reply #94 on: November 16, 2020, 09:13:16 AM »
It has been approved for NY. FNS hasn't updated their site yet, but OTDA has.
I post updates on Twitter on WhatsApp of all developments.

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Re: Pandemic EBT Assistance (Extra Food Stamps)
« Reply #95 on: November 16, 2020, 09:45:24 AM »
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Re: Pandemic EBT Assistance (Extra Food Stamps)
« Reply #96 on: January 05, 2021, 03:48:43 PM »
Someone just received in the mail a Way2Go card with $99 to help towards food, for only one child in the family.
This family also receives SNAP/EBT benefits.

1 - What is this card about and why wouldn't the money just be added to their SNAP/EBT balance?
2 - It seems like a regular debit card. Can it be used for other purchases besides food?
3 - Why did they only receive for one child in the family and not the others?
4 - Is this a one-time thing or will the card get reloaded similar to SNAP/EBT?

Thank you.

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Re: Pandemic EBT Assistance (Extra Food Stamps)
« Reply #97 on: January 05, 2021, 04:00:12 PM »
Someone just received in the mail a Way2Go card with $99 to help towards food, for only one child in the family.
This family also receives SNAP/EBT benefits.

1 - What is this card about and why wouldn't the money just be added to their SNAP/EBT balance?
2 - It seems like a regular debit card. Can it be used for other purchases besides food?
3 - Why did they only receive for one child in the family and not the others?
4 - Is this a one-time thing or will the card get reloaded similar to SNAP/EBT?

Thank you.

Which state? And also did someone in the family file for UI?

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Re: Pandemic EBT Assistance (Extra Food Stamps)
« Reply #98 on: January 05, 2021, 05:50:46 PM »
Which state?
NJ.
We have since heard of others receiving this over the last few days.
The LRRC isn't familiar and suggested it may have something to do with the school attended by that child.

And also did someone in the family file for UI?
Someone filed in late March and stopped filing in early September.

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Re: Pandemic EBT Assistance (Extra Food Stamps)
« Reply #99 on: January 05, 2021, 05:57:51 PM »
Someone just received in the mail a Way2Go card with $99 to help towards food, for only one child in the family.
This family also receives SNAP/EBT benefits.

1 - What is this card about and why wouldn't the money just be added to their SNAP/EBT balance?
2 - It seems like a regular debit card. Can it be used for other purchases besides food?
3 - Why did they only receive for one child in the family and not the others?
4 - Is this a one-time thing or will the card get reloaded similar to SNAP/EBT?

Thank you.
NJ issued $99 P-EBT for Aug-Sep for schools that are closed or partially remote. Is that the case?