Keiki P-EBT for Children Under 6: Up to $215 per child in food purchasing assistance

What is Keiki P-EBT?

Keiki P-EBT is a federal program that provides food purchasing assistance for children under the age of 6 as of August 1, 2022 and who received SNAP benefits at any time between August 1 and December 31, 2022.

How do I apply for P-EBT for my child?

There is NO APPLICATION for Keiki P-EBT benefits. Eligible children are automatically enrolled for Keiki P-EBT through the Department of Human Service’s SNAP eligibility system.

How does it work?

Benefits will be issued on February 28, 2023. For keiki in CURRENT SNAP households: Benefits will be available on Kokua EBT or Hawai‘i P-EBT cards. For keiki in FORMER SNAP households: If they received SNAP in any month between August and December 2022, benefits will be issued to the last existing Kokua EBT card.

What if we moved or lost our card?

To report a change of address, or get answers for your other questions, call the P-EBT call center at 1-888-975-PEBT (7328). You can also click the “Contact Us” button at To order a replacement card (to be sent to former SNAP household address), call FIS customer service 1-888-328-4292.

Learn more at our FAQs page.