You can access your Florida food stamp benefits using the Electronic Benefits Transfer card given to you when you first signed up for the program. The card is used at grocery store point of sale machines in the same manner that a debit or credit card is used.Continue Reading
An EBT card is given to each program participant upon acceptance. The card is usually available to be picked up at your local Social Services office.
After the cashier rings up your groceries, swipe your EBT card at the POS machine. This is the exact process that is used to process a debit or credit card.
Each EBT recipient chooses a PIN number after acceptance into the program. This is to ensure that a lost or stolen EBT card is not used by anyone other than the recipient. Before your transaction is complete, you must input this PIN number into the POS machine.
At the bottom of your receipt, you should see a summary that tells you how much money was in your food stamp account before your purchase, how much you used and what is left in your account.
The U.S. food stamp program, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, can be reached by dialing 800-221-5689. This number is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week and gives callers the option to receive informational materials.Full Answer >
To apply for food stamps in Florida, determine your eligibility and gather all required verification documentation. The quickest procedure is to fill out an online application and wait for the Florida Department of Children and Families to notify you of approval or rejection.Full Answer >
Apply for food stamps in Florida online at myflorida.com/accessflorida, in person at your local customer service center, or use a paper form that can be mailed or faxed to the service center, states the Florida Department of Families and Children. You will need to meet certain requirements.Full Answer >
To renew your food stamps in Florida, wait for the new card to arrive at the beginning of the month of expiration. If the card is past its expiration date, call 888-356-3281. If your address has changed, report it on the website of Florida Department of Children and Families.Full Answer >