If you have a Georgia EBT Card, then it will interest you to know the balance. The Family and Children’s Services Division (DFCS) in Georgia is responsible for implementing the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as the Food Stamp Program.
SNAP helps low-income households to purchase healthy food through the delivery of monthly food assistance benefits. Benefits are provided via a plastic Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card to Georgia SNAP recipients.
Georgia EBT Payment Schedule
The Georgia EBT Card carries each month the food assistance benefits that are given to you. Your benefits will be deposited on your EBT card as per the plan below:
Food Stamp Benefits will be deposited in each month’s EBT Card accounts in Georgia from the 5th to the 23rd. The last two digits of your ID number depend on when your money is deposited. Here is the time frame:
If your ID Number ends in
Benefits are deposited on the
5th of the month
7th of the month
9th of the month
11th of the month
13th of the month
15th of the month
17th of the month
19th of the month
21st of the month
23rd of the month
Once your benefits are deposited into your account, you can begin using them with your Georgia EBT card to purchase eligible food items.
The first way to check the balance on the Card is to search the last receipt. This is the simplest and quickest way to put your current balance on your Georgia EBT Card.
Your balance will be displayed at the bottom of your most recent grocery store or receipt from an ATM. You can get used to having your most recent EBT receipt, so before you shop, you still have a fast way to test your balance.
Option 2: Log in to your Edge EBT Account
The second choice to test your Georgia EBT Card balance is available online through the ConnectEBT web site. Visit the ConnectEBT website here to sign in, and enter your card number.
You will be able to show your current balance and transaction history once you’ve signed in. You can build a User Account here if you don’t have a Connect EBT account.
Option 3: Check by Phone
The last way to check your Card balance is by telephone. On the back of your passport, call the EBT Customer Service Number (1-888-421-3281) Hotline Customer Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Input your sixteen (16) digit EBT card number after you call and you will hear your new food assistance or cash account balance(s).
As you might be aware, a pilot program (Online Buying Pilot) has been introduced by the United States Department of Agriculture to encourage select grocery stores to start accepting online EBT cards for grocery shopping, including delivery to your doorway.
The grocery stores listed below have been approved for the pilot which will give EBT cardholders the opportunity to purchase food for delivery online.
Hart’s Local Grocers
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Wright’s Markets, Inc
Georgia EBT Frequently Asked Questions
I have seen people purchase non-food items with an EBT card. I thought SNAP was only for food?
Hey. The SNAP payments are for food only. Some people have an EBT card for their TANF (cash help) benefits, however. You can use the TANF advantages to buy food and non-food products. Contact your local government Service Assistance office for clarification on eligibility for TANF.
Can I have someone else help me shop using my EBT account?
Ask your county food stamps caseworker for an Approved Representative (AR) to create. The AR would have a different card that holds its own account number and PIN. Moreover, the EBT system will monitor which card is being used at any time. The AR will be granted access to all of your benefits account.
Can I use my EBT card in other counties and other states?
Your EBT card can operate at any store or ATM in the United States that accepts EBT cards, as well as the District of Columbia, USA. And Guam and the Virgin Islands. There are no rules against using your EBT card outside your home state. However, you are expected to inform your local county public assistance office of any change of address.
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 is aware of your PIN, you can call the customer service number at the back of your EBT card immediately. Your EBT card is revoked and you are given a new one. Additionally, if you think your services have been robbed, contact your caseworker or county office to get help. Sometimes, you should 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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