Are you trying to check the balance on your New York EBT Card or Benefit Identification Card? We can help. In this post, we will outline the four ways you can find out your New York EBT card balance.
The New York Department of Social Services (DSS) 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 New York SNAP recipients via a plastic Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.
Here’s a short video with the 4 ways you can check your New York EBT Card balance:
Table of Contents:
- How to Check New York EBT Card Balance
- Report a lost, stolen or damaged New York EBT Card
- New York EBT Payment Schedule
How to Check New York EBT Card Balance
Here’s how to check the balance on your New York Benefits Identification Card.
Option 1 – Check your Last Receipt
The first option for checking your New York Benefits Identification Card balance is to check your last receipt.
This is the easiest and quickest way to locate the current balance on your New York 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 New York EBT Card balance is online through the Connect EBT website.
To log in, visit the Connect 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 a Connect EBT account, you can create a User Account here.
Option 3 – Check by Phone
The last option for checking your New York EBT Card balance is by phone.
Call the EBT Customer Service number (1-888-328-6399) 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).
Option 4 – Using the Mobile App
You can also check the balance on your New York EBT Card by using the ConnectEBT Mobile App.
The mobile app is available as a FREE download on Google Play and the App Store.
Report a lost, stolen or damaged New York EBT Card
If your card is lost, stolen or damaged call EBT Customer Service at 1-888-328-6399 right away.
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 Social Services website here.
New York EBT Payment Schedule
The New York EBT Card (also known as the Benefits Identification 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:
|All Counties Except NYC|
|If your Case Number ends in||Benefits are deposited on the|
|0 or 1||1st of the month|
|2||2nd of the month|
|3||3rd of the month|
|4||4th of the month|
|5||5th of the month|
|6||6th of the month|
|7||7th of the month|
|8||8th of the month|
|9||9th of the month|
New York City Residents
Benefits for NYC For NYC food stamps recipients are deposited over 13 different days (except Saturdays, Sundays or Holidays) during the first two weeks of each month.
The actual dates change from one month.
The city publishes a six-month schedule showing the exact availability dates. See the current schedule here.
Once your benefits are deposited into your account, you can begin using them with your New York EBT card to purchase eligible food items.
For a full list of approved food items, see the Food Stamps Eligible Food List here.
New York EBT Card Balance Summary
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