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How can you check your balance on your EBT card?

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Check your electronics benefit transfer card balance by looking on your receipt after making a purchase with it. There should be a line listing the new balance.

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Many states also have a website that allows users to log in and check their balances online. If you live in one of these states, create an account with your name, password and other essential information. Once that is done, log in at any time to check your current balance, similar to online banking. Some of these sites also provide email notifications to let users know when new funds are deposited, as well as other account management tools.

If your state does not have this website functionality, or you do not have access to the Internet, call the benefit office's customer service line to check your balance over the phone. This is usually a toll-free call. Have your information ready to help you access your account. This is usually an automated system, so you can call at any time. If you do need help, ask to speak to a representative.

If you have cash benefits on your EBT card, you may also be able to check your balance at certain ATMs by entering your card and PIN, then selecting Check Balance.

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