Brendan Fitzpatrick

September 12, 2023

State Offers Final Round of Pandemic EBT Benefits to Students

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BOSTON - The final round of pandemic EBT benefits are being released to students across Massachusetts.

Governor Maura Healey recently made the announcement, as students in virtual learning settings due to the coronavirus pandemic as well as children up to five years old in child care programs will be eligible to receive free or reduced-cost lunches this school year. These benefits will be available to children not enrolled in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch Program.

The money has been made available through the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Through Saturday, September 30, eligible families will be able to apply for retroactive pandemic EBT families. To learn more, visit

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