Georgia EBT Card Balance – Phone Number and Login
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.
The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) manages the Georgia Food Stamps program. This includes reviewing and approving new applications, renewals and preventing abuse of the program.
If you are approved for Georgia EBT card, your benefits will be deposited on an EBT card. EBT is an Electronic Benefits Card, which acts like a debit card.
You can make approved purchases at approved retail locations with your EBT Card. To check the balance on your card, keep reading below.
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
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 card number ready.
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
As you may be aware, the United States Department of Agriculture has started a pilot program (Online Purchasing Pilot) to allow select grocery stores to start accepting EBT cards online for grocery shopping, including delivery to your doorstep.
The grocery stores listed below have been approved for the pilot that will offer the ability for EBT cardholders to buy food online for delivery.
- Dash’s Market
- Hart’s Local Grocers
- Hy-Vee, Inc.
- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
- Wright’s Markets, Inc
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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