An Electronic Benefits Transfer, or EBT, card is used to purchase food at a grocery store. The EBT card replaces traditional food stamps. When you finish shopping and proceed to checkout, you swipe your EBT card through the card reader. You need to enter your Personal Identification Number (PIN) to process the transaction. The funds are subtracted from your EBT card automatically, the same way as a debit card. EBT cardholders typically get a monthly stipend for food. You have the opportunity to check the amount on an EBT card on the Internet.
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Visit the EBT account website (see Resources).
Enter your EBT card number and PIN in "Login with CardNumber and PIN" section.
Click "Take Me To" drop-down list and then select "Account Summary."
Click "Login" to check the amount on an EBT card.
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