Are you trying to check the balance on your Florida EBT Card? In today’s post, we will outline the ways you can find out your Florida EBT card balance. The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is responsible for administering the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as the Food Stamp Program. SNAP enables low-income families the ability to purchase nutritious food by providing monthly food assistance benefits. Benefits are distributed to Florida SNAP recipients via a plastic Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.
The video below from the Florida Department of Children and Families explains in details what the EBT Card is about and what you can use it for.
This post will Cover:
- Florida EBT Payment Schedule
- How to Check Florida EBT Card Balance
- EBT Frequently Asked Questions
Florida EBT Payment Schedule
The Florida EBT Card holds the food assistance benefits assigned to you each month. Your benefits will be deposited onto your EBT card according to the schedule below:
|If the 9th and 8th digit of your Case number is||Benefits are deposited on the|
|00-03||1st of the month|
|04-06||2nd of the month|
|07-10||3rd of the month|
|11-13||4th of the month|
|14-17||5th of the month|
|18-20||6th of the month|
|21-24||7th of the month|
|25-27||8th of the month|
|28-31||9th of the month|
|32-34||10th of the month|
|35-38||11th of the month|
|39-41||12th of the month|
|42-45||13th of the month|
|46-48||14th of the month|
|49-53||15th of the month|
|54-57||16th of the month|
|58-60||17th of the month|
|61-64||18th of the month|
|65-67||19th of the month|
|68-71||20th of the month|
|72-74||21st of the month|
|75-78||22nd of the month|
|79-81||23rd of the month|
|82-85||24th of the month|
|86-88||25th of the month|
|89-92||26th of the month|
|93-95||27th of the month|
|96-99||28th of the month|
Once your benefits are deposited into your account, you can begin using them with your Florida EBT card to purchase eligible food items. For a full list of approved food items, see the Food Stamps Eligible Food List here.
For more information on how to check your Florida EBT Card Balance, please continue reading below.
How to Check Florida EBT Card Balance
Here’s how to check the balance on your Florida EBT Card Balance.
Option 1 – Check your Last Receipt
The first option for checking your Florida EBT Card balance is to check your last receipt. This is the easiest and quickest way to locate the current balance on your Florida 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 Florida EBT Card balance is online through the ebtEDGE website.
To log in, visit the ebtEDGE website here, then enter your card number. Once logged in, you’ll be able to view your current balance and transaction history. If you do not have an ebtEDGE account, you can create a User Account here.
Option 3 – Check by Phone
The last option for checking your Florida EBT Card balance is by phone. Call the EBT Customer Service number (1-888-356-3281) 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).
Report a lost, stolen or damaged Florida EBT Card
If your card is lost, stolen or damaged call EBT Customer Service at 1-888-356-3281 right away.
Florida EBT Card Help
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 Department of Children and Families website here.
We hope you found this article helpful! If you have any additional questions about the Florida EBT card or need help finding your EBT balance, please let us know in the comments section below. If you found this article helpful, please share it using the “Share this” button below.