If you have an Nebraska 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 Nebraska EBT Card Balance.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is responsible for administering Nebraska Food Stamp benefits. The food stamps program is also referred to as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
SNAP helps low-income households purchase nutritious food that promotes good health. Food stamps are available to low-income households that meet the federal income eligibility rules.
Nebraska EBT Card
If you are approved for Nebraska Food Assistance, your food stamp benefits will be deposited electronically on a Nebraska EBT Card.
The Nebraska Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Card is similar to a standard ATM or debit card. Nebraska’s EBT card shows the State Capitol’s Sower statue outlined against a blue sky.
Once you are approved for SNAP benefits, you will receive your Nebraska EBT Card in the mail.
Food stamp benefits are deposited on your EBT Card on the same day every month. Benefits can be accessed by 8AM the morning after they are posted to your EBT Card account.
Benefits can be used to make approved food purchases at eligible retail locations. Most Nebraska grocery stores accept the Nebraska Food Stamps Card, including farmer’s markets.
For a complete list of EBT approved grocery stores, click here.
Some farmer’s markets even allow you to double your EBT cash, giving you even more for your monthly benefits. Find out more about the Nebraska farmer’s market program, here.
For instructions on how to check the balance on your Nebraska EBT Card, continue reading below.
This Post Will Cover:
- Nebraska EBT Card Balance Check
- How to use your Nebraska EBT Card Online
- Nebraska EBT Card Discounts and Savings
- Nebraska EBT Frequently Asked Questions
News Alert: Did you know you can use your SNAP EBT Card to buy groceries on Amazon? Click here to find out how.
How to Check your Nebraska EBT Card Balance
There are three options for checking your Nebraska EBT Card balance. Here they are:
Option 1 – Locate Your Last Purchase Receipt
One of the easiest ways to check your Nebraska EBT Card balance is to find the most recent purchase receipt or ATM receipt (for TANF recipients only).
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 EBT Card receipts.
Option 2 – Check Your Card Balance Via Phone
Another option is to check your card balance by calling the Nebraska EBT Card Customer Service phone number at 1-877-247-6328.
Representatives are available to help you retrieve your Card balance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Before you call, be sure to have your EBT Card number, 4-digit PIN, and Social Security Number (SSN) ready.
You must provide this information to receive your EBT card balance information.
Option 3 – Check Your Nebraska EBT Card Balance Online
The last option to check your Nebraska EBT Card balance is online. You can find out your EBT Card balance online by using the EBT Edge website.
Once you are on the site, enter your User ID and Password in the login section on the left-side of the page. You must enter your User ID and Password to login to your Nebraska EBT account and check your EBT balance.
For more help, please refer to the screenshot below.
To find out how to use your Nebraska EBT Card online for grocery delivery, keep reading below.
How to use Nebraska EBT Card Online
In 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a pilot program for online EBT purchases. The program allows EBT Cardholders to purchase groceries online for delivery or pick-up.
In April 2020, the USDA expanded their Online Purchasing Pilot for Nebraska EBT Cardholders. As a result, Nebraska food stamp recipients can now use their EBT Card online to purchase groceries.
Currently, the Nebraska EBT card can be used online at Walmart and Amazon to purchase groceries for delivery or pick-up. To learn more about how to use your Nebraska EBT Card online at Walmart and Amazon, check out our detailed article here.
Nebraska EBT Card Discounts and Savings
Did you know that there are exclusive discounts and freebies available to Nebraska EBT Cardholders? It’s true!
If you are currently receiving food stamps, find out how you can save with your Nebraska EBT Card.
You can qualify for discounted phone service, internet, free museum admission, and even over save over 50% OFF on Amazon Prime! Check out how you can save with your Nebraska EBT card here.
Nebraska EBT Frequently Asked Questions
Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions about the Nebraska EBT Card.
How much will I get on my EBT card each month?
The amount of benefits you receive on your EBT Card each month is determined by your income and household size.
You can use the Maximum Monthly SNAP Amount Chart to find out the highest amount of benefits you can receive each month.
When are my benefits deposited on my Nebraska EBT Card?
Your Nebraska EBT Card benefits are deposited based the last digit in your Social Security Number (SNN).
To find your scheduled Nebraska EBT Deposit Date, view the schedule below.
|If your Social Security Number ends in||Benefits are deposited on the|
|1 or 2||1st of the month|
|3 or 4||2nd of the month|
|5 or 6||3rd of the month|
|7 or 8||4th of the month|
|9 or 0||5th of the month|
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 cash assistance benefits.
You can use cash assistance benefits to purchase food and non-food items. For information on cash assistance eligibility, contact your local government benefits assistance office.
Where can’t I use my Nebraska EBT Card?
You cannot use your Nebraska EBT Card at the following locations:
- Poker Rooms
- Card Rooms
- Smoke & Cannabis Shops
- Adult Entertainment Businesses
- Tattoo & Piercing Shops
- Spa/Massage Salons
- Bingo Halls
- Bail Bonds
- Gun/Ammo Stores
- Cruise Ships
- Psychic Readers
Can I have someone else help me shop using my EBT account?
Ask your local Nebraska Food Stamps caseworker about setting up an Authorized Representative (AR) for your EBT account. The AR will have a separate card with his or her own account number and PIN.
In addition, 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 Nebraska EBT card in other counties and other states?
Your Nebraska 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.
Additionally, 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. You may use these benefits in the following months.
What do I do if I suspect someone has stolen benefits from my EBT Card account?
If your card is lost, stolen or damaged, immediately call the Nebraska EBT Card Customer Service phone number at 877-247-6328.
A replacement card will be mailed to you upon reporting that your card has been lost, stolen or damaged. Replacement cards will be received within 3-5 business days.
You can also contact your local county DHHS caseworker.
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. With that said, if you misuse your benefits, they 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).
Can I go to a bank teller and withdraw money from my EBT account?
No, you may only withdraw money from an ATM or through a cash-back/cash-only withdrawal at a participating store.
Additionally, bank tellers do not have information or access to EBT accounts.
Are there any fees for using my Nebraska EBT Card?
There is never a charge for using your card to buy food. However, any Bank surcharges (if any) for using cash machines will be taken from your account.
Who do I contact if I have questions about my Nebraska EBT Card?
If you questions about your Nebraska EBT Card please contact customer service by calling 800-359-6445. Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8AM-5PM. You can also email your questions to [email protected].
Nebraska EBT Card Account
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Carrie is a lead writer and editor for Food Stamps Now. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Salisbury University. Carrie specializes in content creation, website development, graphic design, SEO and content strategy for Food Stamps Now. She is passionate about helping low income Americans access the resources and information to improve their quality of life.