How Can You Check Your Food Stamp Balance?


Quick Answer

To check the balance of a food stamp, or EBT, card, call the toll-free number on the back of the card, and follow the prompts for balance information. Balance information is most commonly offered in English or Spanish.

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How Can You Check Your Food Stamp Balance?
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Full Answer

While using the toll-free number is the most common way to check the balance on an EBT card, some states offer benefit recipients the ability to check the balance of benefits online. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 40 states, including Guam and Puerto Rico, offer online access to individual EBT account information, such as balance and transaction history information, as of 2015.

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