The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and the California Department of Education (CDE) are excited to announce that the Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) application deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020.

The extension of the P-EBT deadline does not change P-EBT eligibility requirements. Children must be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals and be attending a school that participates in the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs.

New Client Inquiry Form

To support family access and customer service, the CDSS has launched a secure client inquiry online form to take the place of the general P-EBT inbox. This will allow families to securely submit case information so that the CDSS can better assist in resolving their inquiry. An email address is not required for submission, but is highly recommended. Families will be required to provide a phone number so that a CDSS customer service representative can respond to their inquiry.

The new client inquiry form is available online at The form will also be linked on the CDSS P-EBT web page.