How can you check your EBT food stamps balance?


Quick Answer

To check your Electronic Benefit Transfer food stamp balance, call the toll-free phone number or visit the website printed on the back of your card, and enter your card number after the system prompts you to. You also may check your balance with the Balance 4 SNAP Food Stamps app.

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Full Answer

EBTEdge.com and EBTAccount.JPMorgan.com are the websites where residents of Arkansas and Indiana, respectively, may check EBT food stamp balances online. At EBTEdge.com, click More Information under EBT Cardholders. Enter your card number, click Login and enter your PIN.

EBTAccount.JPMorgan.com requires a username and password. You have to activate your card and then register it on the website before you can access the online benefits, such as checking your balance. Access to your account includes your current food stamp balance, your availability dates, EBT refunds and a SNAP retail-locator.

The Balance 4 Snap Food Stamps app is available for both iOS and Android platforms. To use the app, you must confirm your SNAP account status first. Download and open the app, and then enter your current SNAP card, username or password. Designate a PIN. You only use your PIN to access your food stamp balance in the future. The app enables you to access benefits in all states and territories, except Illinois, Montana, and Puerto Rico, as of 2015.

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