The Broome County Department of Social Services is trying to reach some Medicaid households that received Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer food benefits and haven’t redeemed them yet.

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DSS and the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance sent out text messages this week to around 96,000 households with children whose P-EBT food benefits were issued onto Medicaid Common Benefit Identification Cards (MCBI) and who have not yet redeemed any of those benefits.

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DSS officials say they want to make sure the qualified households know the benefits are still available to them and a website is available with resources to help in creating a personal identification number for CBI card that is linked to the food benefit account.

The text would have been from 877-452-0098 and read:

Your child has been issued P-EBT food benefits that have not been accessed. Visit https://otda.ny.gov/PEBT for info on how to access these benefits.”  

For more information head to: https://otda.ny.gov/SNAP-COVID-19/PEBT

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