Government Extends Deadline for Parents to Update Addresses to Receive P-EBT Cards

The Department of Education will begin meal distribution to V.I. students on Thursday. (Shutterstock image)
The Department of Education will begin meal distribution to those with a P-EBT card. (Shutterstock image)

The Virgin Islands Department of Education, in partnership with the Virgin Islands Department of Human Services, has announced an extension of the deadline for parents to update their mailing addresses in order to receive additional food assistance benefits through the federal Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) program.

Parents may visit the Division of Student Services between 9 a.m. and noon, Monday through Wednesday, June 8-10, to update their records. The St. Croix location is across from the Honda dealership in La Grande Princesse. The St. Thomas-St. John location is the Curriculum Center at Edith Williams Alternative Academy.

If mailing addresses are not updated, a family risks not receiving the P-EBT card, which will be issued via U.S. Postal Service.

For more information on the P-EBT Program, visit the Department of Human Services website at www.dhs.gov.vi.