Check Food Stamp Balance Online
The food stamp program, now called SNAP (Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program), is a welfare program that allow millions of people who are below the poverty threshold to purchase groceries at SNAP retailers from an approved food list to feed their family. When receiving food stamp benefits, you are given a EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) card. This acts like a debit card that you can use to buy groceries at the store and every month money is put on your EBT card. Each state has their own EBT payment schedule that determines when to refill your food stamp balance. The amount of money you get will be decided at the time you apply for food stamps.
When on the SNAP program it is important to know your ongoing food stamp balance so you can properly plan your food purchases throughout the month, until your EBT card is refilled. Each state has their own process on how to check your EBT card balance. In most cases you can check the balance online, by phone and on your grocery receipt. The aim of this site is to help you quickly and easily know how to check your food stamp balance. To get started, select the state below where you are receiving your SNAP benefits. If by chance your card was lost or stolen, it is important to report it as soon as possible as you are not able to purchase food until you get a new card and you don't risk someone else using your benefits.