Typically the balance of a user's Electronics Benefits Transfer card can be checked by calling a toll-free number, accessing the card information online or on the receipt from the most recent transaction for which it was used. The telephone number and website procedures may vary by state.
The specific EBT card issued to a user has the toll-free number and website contact information printed on the back of the card for that state. Both procedures typically require the user to establish a personal identification number to access account balances which usually require entry of personal information to verify identification. All receipts from transactions with authorized vendors show the remaining balance available on the EBT card.