Check Food Stamp Balance On EBT Card

The food stamp program, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), offers nutrition assistance too many low-income families and individuals who are eligible to receive these government benefits. When you receive food stamps you are given an EBT card. This card acts like a debit card, allowing you to purchase food items that are approved by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program at stores that accept food stamps located throughout the United States. Depending on the state you live in, your monthly food stamp payment is sent through the Electronic Benefits Transfer system to your EBT account electronically.

It is important to know how to check food stamp balance on your EBT card to see what amount is available when you go to a local SNAP retailer to purchase groceries. Each state provides a way to check your latest EBT card balance online or by calling a phone number. If online you will be required to create an EBT account, instructions to set this up will be available on your states EBT website. To get started, select the state below where you receive your government benefits.