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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Benefits

Using Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT)

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While traditionally food stamps were issued in paper form, they are now issued through Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT).

How EBT works: The nutritional supplement office gives the household a plastic electronic card and a PIN (Personal Identification Number).

The household pays for its groceries at authorized food stores by using the card at the checkout counter just like a bank debit card. The cost of the groceries bought is automatically deducted from the household's account.

Benefits are automatically loaded into the household's account each month on the designated date.

With the use of EBT, the use of food coupons is not conspicuous. Most other people in line will not notice that the person checking out is paying with food coupons.

Keep your receipts. If you keep the receipt you receive with each food purchase, you will know the amount of benefits that remain in your EBT account. This allows you to plan before you go to the store. Receipts are also important in case there are problems with your account.

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