If you have a Georgia EBT Card, there are several ways you can obtain the balance on your card. In this post, we will explain in detail the three ways you can check your Georgia EBT Card Balance.
This Post Will Cover:
- How to Check Georgia EBT Card Balance
- List of Stores That Take EBT Online for Delivery
- Georgia EBT Frequently Asked Questions
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The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is responsible for administering Georgia Food Stamp benefits to approved, low-income households who meet income and other requirements.
This includes reviewing and approving new applications, renewals and preventing abuse of the program.
If you are approved for Georgia food stamps, your benefits will be deposited on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.
The state of Georgia deposits food stamp benefits on your EBT Card on the same day every month.
Georgia EBT Card benefits can be accessed by 6AM 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 Georgia grocery stores accept EBT Cards as payment. Also, some grocery stores accept EBT online for pickup and delivery.
Additionally, you can use your Georgia 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 Georgia 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 Georgia EBT Card, keep reading below.
How to Check your Georgia EBT Card Balance
There are three options for checking your EBT Card balance. Here they are:
Option 1 – Locate Your Last Purchase Receipt
One of the easiest ways to check your Georgia 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, you have to get in the habit of saving your purchase receipts.
Option 2 – Check Your Balance Via Phone
Another option is to check your card balance by calling the Customer Support Line at 888-421-3281.
Be sure to have your 16-digit Georgia EBT card number and 4-digit PIN ready.
You must provide this information in order to receive your current GA EBT Card balance.
Option 3 – Check Your Balance Online
You may also find it more convenient to check your card balance online.
To do that, click here. Once you are on the site, enter your User ID and Password to retrieve your balance as shown in the image below.
If you do not have an account, click on the “Create User Account” like and you will see instructions on how to create a new account and have online access to your 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 Georgia EBT Cards online for home grocery delivery or store pick-up.
Georgia EBT cardholders can buy food online for delivery and/or pickup from the approved grocery stores listed below.
- BJs Wholesale Club
- Earth Fare
- Food City
- Food Lion
- Little Giant Farmers Market
- Nam Dae Mun Farmers Market
- Piggly Wiggly (HAC)
- Sam’s Club Scan and Go
- Shoppers Value Foods (Macon)
- Sprouts Farmers Market
- Whole Foods
For more information about how you can use your EBT Card to shop online for delivery, click here.
Georgia EBT Frequently Asked Questions
I have seen people purchase non-food items with an EBT card. I thought SNAP was only for food?
Yes. SNAP benefits are only for food. However, some people have an EBT card for their TANF (cash assistance) benefits. You can use TANF benefits to purchase food and non-food items. For information on TANF eligibility, contact your local government benefits 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.
Additionally, the EBT system is able to track which card is used at any time. The AR will have access to your entire benefit account.
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.
If I don’t use all of the benefits I received this month, will these benefits still be available to me next month?
Yes. Benefits that are not used in the month issued will stay in the EBT account, and you may use these benefits in the following months.
What do I do if I suspect someone has stolen benefits from my EBT account?
If your card is stolen or you think someone knows your PIN, you should immediately call the customer service number at the back of your EBT card. Your EBT card will be cancelled and a new one will be mailed out to you.
In addition, if you believe your benefits have been stolen, contact your caseworker or county office for assistance. You should also file a police report.
How do I report a store or person that I think is misusing food or cash benefits (committing fraud)?
Misusing benefits on purpose is a federal crime. If you misuse benefits, your benefits can be taken away. To report a store or person misusing benefits, click here.
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. Cash aid may be used to purchase anything that can be legally purchased with currency (cash).
How long does it take for benefits to post to an EBT card after approval?
At application, if you have never had a case, it takes 5-7 days to receive an EBT card.
If your case is under review, unless your case has been closed, you will receive benefits on your normal issuance cycle.
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Also, be sure to check out the current EBT Discounts and Perks available exclusively to Georgia EBT Cardholders!
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In the meantime, be sure to check out our other articles on Georgia Food Stamps and EBT benefits, including:
- Income Limit for Georgia Food Stamps
- Farmers Markets In Georgia that Double Your EBT Money
- Free and Discounted Internet for EBT Cardholders
- Free Admission with Georgia EBT