Everything You Need to Know About Arizona EBT Card 2021

Have you ever wonder what it is really like shopping with the Arizona EBT card? If yes then this article is for you. In this article, we are going to share all the exciting Arizona EBT discounts, perks, and free stuff available to cardholders.

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Arizona EBT Payment Schedule

In Arizona, Food Stamp Benefits are deposited into EBT Card accounts during the first 13 calendar days of the month. When your payment is deposited depends on the first letter of your last name. Here is the schedule:

If the First Letter of your Last Name isBenefits are deposited on the
A or B1st of the month
C or D2nd of the month
E or F3rd of the month
G or H4th of the month
I or J5th of the month
K or L6th of the month
M or N7th of the month
O or P8th of the month
Q or R9th of the month
S or T10th of the month
U or V11th of the month
W or X12th of the month
Y or Z13th of the month

Once your benefits are deposited into your account, you can begin using them with your Arizona EBT card to purchase eligible food items.

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How to Check Arizona EBT Card Balance

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Here’s how to check the balance on your Arizona Quest Card.

Option 1 – Check your Last Receipt

The first option for checking your Arizona Quest Card balance is to check your last receipt. This is the easiest and quickest way to locate the current balance on your Arizona EBT Card.

Your balance will be listed at the bottom of your most recent grocery store or an ATM receipt. You should get in the habit of keeping your most current EBT receipt, that way, you always have a quick way to check your balance before you shop.

Option 2 – Login to your Edge EBT Account

The second option for checking your Arizona EBT Card balance is online through the Edge EBT website.

To log in, visit the Edge EBT website here, then enter your User ID and Password. Once logged in, you’ll be able to view your current balance and transaction history. If you do not have an Edge EBT account, you can create a User Account here.

Option 3 – Check by Phone

The last option for checking your Arizona EBT Card balance is by phone. Call the EBT Customer Service number (1-888-997-9333) on the back of your card. The Customer Service Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

After you call, enter your sixteen (16) digit EBT card number and you will hear your current food assistance or cash account balance(s).

What You Can Buy With Your Arizona Quest Card

Below is a list of eligible food stamp items that you can purchase using your Arizona EBT card. These food items can be purchased at stores that accept EBT food stamps.

The aim of the Arizona SNAP benefits program is to provide nutritious foods to eligible low-income individuals and families.

As a general rule, you can use your Arizona EBT card to buy any food items except for food that is hot when sold, or food that’s sold to be eaten in the store, like restaurant food.

In some locations, restaurants could be authorized to accept the Arizona Quest Card from qualified disabled, elderly, or homeless people in exchange for low-cost meals.

What Can You Buy With Arizona Food Stamps

  • Breads and cereals
  • Bottled water
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meats, fish and poultry
  • Dairy products
  • Seeds and plants which produce food for the household to eat
  • Infant formula, cereals, juices
  • Baby food in boxes and jars
  • Energy drinks with a nutrition facts label
  • Pumpkins

What You Cannot Buy With Arizona Food Stamps

  • Baby diapers or baby wipes
  • Beer, wine, or liquor
  • Cigarettes or tobacco
  • Nonfood items such as pet foods, soaps, paper products, household supplies
  • Vitamins and medicines
  • Food that will be eaten in the store
  • Hot foods
  • Grooming items or cosmetics
  • Energy drinks with a supplement facts label (FDA classified as supplements)
  • Generally, live animals and birds

Report a Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Arizona EBT Card

If your card is lost, stolen, or damaged call EBT Customer Service at 1-888-997-9333 right away.

Arizona EBT Card Help 

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For information on how to renew your card, get the list of stores that accept EBT, and tips on how to keep your card safe and secure, visit the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) website here.

FAQs

1. Can you buy formula with food stamps?

You can use your Arizona SNAP Benefits to buy baby food. Items include infant formula, cereals, juices, and baby food in boxes and jars.

 2. Can you buy a birthday or Ice Cream cake with EBT?

Items such as birthday and other special occasion cakes are eligible for purchase with SNAP benefits as long as the value of non-edible decorations does not exceed 50 percent of the purchase price of the cake.

3. Can you buy dog food with food stamps?

Households cannot use their food stamps to purchase any nonfood items, which includes pet foods.

We hope you found this article on the Arizona EBT card helpful. If you have any comments, suggestions for EBT discounts to add, please tell us in the comments section.

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