If you have a Florida EBT Card, there are several ways to obtain the balance on your card. In this post, we will explain in detail the three ways you can check your Florida EBT Card Balance.
Table of Contents:
- How to Check Florida EBT Card Balance
- List of Stores That Take EBT Online for Delivery
- Florida EBT Frequently Asked Questions
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The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is responsible for administering Florida Food Stamp benefits to approved, low-income households who meet income and other requirements.
The state of Florida deposits food stamp benefits on your EBT Card on the same day every month.
Florida EBT Card benefits can be accessed by 5 AM the morning after they are posted to your EBT Card account.
You can use the benefits to make approved food purchases at eligible retail locations.
Most Florida grocery stores accept EBT Cards as payment. Also, some grocery stores accept EBT online for pickup and delivery.
Additionally, you can use your Florida EBT card at most farmers’ markets, including at select locations where you can double your money when you buy produce.
Lastly, you can get discounts and perks with your Florida EBT, including 50% off Amazon Prime, Free or Discounted phone and internet services, and more.
For instructions on how to check the balance on your Florida EBT Card, keep reading below.
How to Check your Florida EBT Card Balance
There are three options for checking your ACCESS Florida Card balance. They are:
Option 1 – Locate Your Last Purchase Receipt
One of the easiest ways to check your Florida EBT Card balance is to find the most recent purchase receipt or ATM receipt (for TANF recipients).
At the bottom of the receipt, you will find the current balance on your card.
In order to use this method to check your balance, be sure to save all of your recent ACCESS Florida Card receipts.
Option 2 – Check Your Balance Via Phone
Another option is to check your card balance by calling the Florida EBT Customer Service phone number 1-888-356-3281.
Be sure to have your 16-digit ACCESS card number and PIN ready. You must provide this information to receive your current EBT balance.
Option 3 – Check Your Balance Online
The last option to check your Florida EBT Card balance is online.
You can check your ACCESS Card balance online by using your Florida EBT Edge account.
Once you are on the EBT Edge website, enter your User ID and Password to log in and retrieve your balance as shown in the image below.
If you do not have an EBT Edge account, click on the “Register Here” link on the Login Portal.
You will see instructions on how to create an EBT Edge account and gain online access to your Florida EBT Card.
List of Stores That Take EBT Online for Delivery
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched the Online Purchasing Pilot that allows select grocery stores to accept EBT cards online.
Currently, there are 16 grocery stores that accept Florida EBT Cards online for home grocery delivery or store pick-up.
Florida EBT cardholders can buy food online for delivery and/or pickup from the approved grocery stores listed below.
- BJs Wholesale Club
- Earth Fare
- Freshfields Farm
- Greer’s Cash Saver
- Hitchcock’s Markets
- JC’s Market and Food Kitchen
- Milam’s Markets
- Mt. Plymouth Grocery
- Sam’s Club Scan and Go
- Sprouts Farmers Market
- Whole Foods
For more information about how you can use your EBT Card to shop online for delivery, click here.
Florida EBT Frequently Asked Questions
Read our list of the most frequently asked questions about the ACCESS Florida EBT Card below.
When are my ACCESS Florida benefits deposited into my EBT account?
Benefits are deposited once a day by 6 AM on your scheduled deposit date.
To find out your benefit deposit date, contact your county office to find out which day you are scheduled to receive your benefits.
If the day you receive your benefits for any month falls on a weekend or holiday, your benefits are still available on that day.
What items am I allowed to purchase with my EBT card?
For information on items that you are allowed to purchase with EBT food benefits, click here.
Can I purchase alcoholic beverages with my ACCESS Florida EBT Card benefits?
ACCESS Florida EBT cards cannot be used to purchase alcoholic beverages. With that said, EBT cards also cannot be used at ATM or Point of Sale (POS) machines in bars, liquor stores, adult entertainment establishments, or gambling facilities.
How do I use my EBT Card at a Point-of-Sale (POS) or ATM machine?
- Follow the instructions provided on the POS/ATM screen.
- Wait for your receipt. Be sure to check your receipt for accuracy. If the receipt is wrong, tell the cashier right away.
- Keep your receipt so you will know your balance before you shop the next time.
- Put your card in a safe place.
If I forgot my Florida EBT Card can I still use my benefits at the grocery store?
You can’t use your food assistance benefits to buy food without your Florida EBT Card and PIN.
Can I use my EBT card in other counties and other states?
Your EBT card will work at any store or ATM that accepts EBT Cards in the United States, as well as the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.
There are no rules against using your EBT card outside of your state of residence.
However, you are required to report any address change to your local county public assistance office.
Can I have someone else help me shop using my EBT account?
Ask your county food stamps, caseworker, about setting up an Authorized Representative (AR).
The AR will have a separate card with his or her own account number and PIN. The EBT system tracks which card is used.
The AR will have access to your entire benefit account.
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If you have additional questions about the ACCESS Florida EBT Card, please leave those in the comments below. We are happy to help!
Also, be sure to check out our other articles on Florida Food Stamps & EBT, including:
- Florida EBT Discounts, Perks, and Free Stuff
- Farmers Markets In Florida that Double Your EBT Money
- Income Limit for Food Stamps in Florida
- Free Internet for SNAP EBT Cardholders