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Summer EBT (S-EBT) Benefits

The USDA has approved Massachusetts' S-EBT plan for the 2024 summer. 

DTA Summer EBT Hotline: 855-425-8770

Please click here for the Massachusetts S-EBT site. The MA S-EBT website can be translated by clicking on the language in the top menu of your screen.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about S-EBT

S-EBT Flyers

To qualify for S-EBT benefits students must:

  • Get SNAP (including the temporary State SNAP Supplement), DTA cash benefits, SSI with a relative cartegiver, or certain types of MassHealth coverage, or were in foster care; AND
  • Were enrolled in a National School Lunch Program (NSLP)/School Breakfast Program (SBP) school, or they are not in an NLSP/SBP school, but they are aged 6-15.


  • Were approved for Summer EBT or NLSP/SBP through an application

Most eligible families in Massachusetts do not need to apply to get Summer EBT. DTA will issue Summer EBT benefits automatically to most eligible families.

For example, if during the 2023-2024 school year your child/children got SNAP, DTA cash benefits, certain types of MassHealth coverage, SSI, or were in foster care, you do not need to apply.

Students who are not automatically enrolled (see above) in Summer EBT can apply online on DTA Connect starting June 15 or right now through a paper application with their school. 

Click here for the ONLINE APPLICATION, if you do not meet the qualifications above

If you are unable to complete the online application, you can fill out the paper application below and bring it to the Ava Martin at the Business Office at the Savage Center, 275 Prospect Street. You can also email the form to Ava, her email address is on the form. Or you can go to the Business Office at the Savage Center and they have paper copies on hand. 

Summer EBT Benefits

  • Benefits will be distributed on July 25. For applications that are approved later, the benefits will be distributed on August 25 or September 25.
  • Benefits are usable for 122 days from WHEN THE CARD IS MAILED. After 122 days the benefits are expunged from the cards.
  • The Benefit amount is $120
  • If you or someone in your household already receives SNAP or DTA cash benefits, DTA will put Summer EBT benefits on your existing EBT card.
    • For all students not in foster care, the benefits for all students in the household will be added to the Head of Household's card.
    • For students in foster care, each student will receive a card with S-EBT benefits.
    • If no one in your home receives DTA benefits, the benefits will be paid on a new Summer EBT card in the name of the parent/guardian who is completing the application.
    • For eligible families on MassHealth, the new Summer EBT card will be in the name of the head of the household.
    • If the student is in foster care, the new Summer EBT card will be in the student's name.
    • DTA will begin mailing out Summer EBT cards in July if you do not currently have an EBT card.

Summer EBT Card Replacement

Replacement cards must be requested by the family. Norwood Public Schools can't request a replacement card for you.

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