Are you trying to check the balance on your Georgia EBT Card? In today’s post, we will outline the ways you can find out your Georgia EBT card balance. The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) 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 Georgia SNAP recipients via a plastic Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.
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This post will Cover:
- Georgia EBT Payment Schedule
- How to Check Georgia EBT Card Balance
- EBT Frequently Asked Questions
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Georgia EBT Payment Schedule
The Georgia 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:
In Georgia, Food Stamp Benefits are deposited into EBT Card accounts from the 5th to the 23rd of every month. When your payment is deposited depends on the last two digits of your ID number. Here is the schedule:
|If your ID Number ends in||Benefits are deposited on the|
|00-09||5th of the month|
|10-19||7th of the month|
|20-29||9th of the month|
|30-39||11th of the month|
|40-49||13th of the month|
|50-59||15th of the month|
|60-69||17th of the month|
|70-79||19th of the month|
|80-89||21st of the month|
|90-99||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. For a full list of approved food items, see the Food Stamps Eligible Food List here.
For more information on how to check your Georgia EBT Card Balance, please continue reading below.
How to Check Georgia EBT Card Balance
Here’s how to check the balance on your Georgia EBT Card Balance.
Option 1 – Check your Last Receipt
The first option for checking your Card balance is to check your last receipt. This is the easiest and quickest way to locate the current balance on your Georgia 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 Georgia EBT Card balance is online through the ConnectEBT online portal.
To log in, visit the ConnectEBT 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 a ConnectEBT account, you can create a User Account here.
Option 3 – Check by Phone
The last option for checking your Card balance is by phone. Call the EBT Customer Service number (1-888-421-3281) 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 Georgia EBT Card
If your card is lost, stolen or damaged call EBT Customer Service at 1-888-421-3281 right away.
Georgia 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 Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) website here.
We hope you found this article helpful! If you have any additional questions about the Georgia EBT card or need help finding your EBT balance, please let us know in the comments section below.
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Lastly, be sure to check out our other articles about Georgia SNAP & EBT, including:
How to Check the Balance on Georgia EBT Card
What you can buy with EBT Card
Georgia EBT Card Guide
Georgia Gateway Account Login
October Extra SNAP Benefits
Extra Food Stamps in Georgia