If you have a South Carolina 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 South Carolina EBT Card Balance.
The South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) is responsible for administering South Carolina 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.
South Carolina EBT Card
If you are approved for South Carolina Food Assistance, your food stamp benefits will be deposited electronically on a South Carolina EBT Card.
The South Carolina Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Card is similar to a standard ATM or debit card. Once you are approved for SNAP benefits, you will receive your South Carolina EBT Card in the mail.
Benefits can be used to make approved food purchases at eligible retail locations. Most South Carolina grocery stores accept the South Carolina 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 South Carolina farmer’s market program, here.
For instructions on how to check the balance on your South Carolina EBT Card, continue reading below.
This Post Will Cover:
- South Carolina EBT Card Balance Check
- Stores that accept EBT Online
- South Carolina EBT Card Discounts and Savings
- South Carolina EBT Frequently Asked Questions
How to Check your South Carolina EBT Card Balance
There are three options for checking your South Carolina EBT Card balance. Here they are:
Option 1 – Locate Your Last Purchase Receipt
One of the easiest ways to check your South Carolina 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 South Carolina EBT Card Customer Service phone number at 1-800-554-5268.
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 South Carolina EBT Card Balance Online
The last option to check your South Carolina EBT Card balance is online. You can find out your EBT Card balance online by using the Connect EBT 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 South Carolina EBT account. After that, you will be able to check your EBT balance.
For more help, please refer to the screenshot below.
To find out how to use your South Carolina EBT Card online for grocery delivery, keep reading below.
List of Stores That Take EBT Online for Delivery
As you may be aware, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 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.
South Carolina EBT Card Discounts and Savings
Did you know that there are exclusive discounts and freebies available to South Carolina EBT Cardholders? It’s true!
If you are currently receiving food stamps, find out how you can save with your South Carolina EBT Card.
For example, 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 South Carolina EBT card here.
South Carolina EBT Frequently Asked Questions
Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions about the South Carolina 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 do I get my South Carolina SNAP benefits?
Food stamp benefits are deposited on your South Carolina EBT Card on the same day every month. Benefits can be accessed after 8AM on your scheduled benefit issuance day.
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. With that said, some people do 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 South Carolina EBT Card?
You cannot use your South Carolina 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 South Carolina 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 South Carolina EBT card in other counties and other states?
Your South Carolina 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 South Carolina EBT Card Customer Service phone number at 1-800-554-5268.
After that, 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 DSS 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. Additionally, 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. Similarly, 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.
Where can I shop with my South Carolina EBT Card?
Most grocery stores in South Carolina accept EBT Card as payment. All stores that take the South Carolina EBT Card will have a “Quest” sign on the door. If you do not see the “Quest” sign, ask the store manager if they accept the South Carolina EBT Card before you shop.
For a complete list of EBT approved grocery stores, click here.
How do I use my South Carolina EBT Card?
For help using your South Carolina EBT Card, follow the instructions below:
- At the checkout lane, tell the clerk that you are using your EBT Card
- Swipe your card through the Point-of-Sale (POS) machine
- Choose “EBT” and enter your PIN number
- The cashier will process your transaction
Who do I contact if I have questions about my South Carolina EBT Card?
If you questions about your South Carolina EBT Card please contact customer service by calling 1-800-554-5268. Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8AM-5PM.
South Carolina EBT Card Account
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Also, be sure to check out our other articles about South Carolina Food Stamps and EBT, including:
- Income Limit for South Carolina Food Stamps
- South Carolina EBT Card Discounts & Free Admissions
- How to apply for Food Stamps in South Carolina Online
- Apply for Disaster Food Stamps in South Carolina
- Grocery Stores that Accept EBT online