Need Help Buying Food for Your School Age Children? Apply for P-EBT SNAP Benefits. This is a special benefit that can help you buy food for your school age children 3 to 17 years old and 18 to 22 years old (in high school), who would receive National School Lunch Program free or reduced-priced meals when schools are in session. Click here for more information. The deadline to apply has been extended to August 31, 2020. Click here for the application site.