Are you trying to check the balance on your Ohio EBT Card or Benefit Identification Card? In today’s post, we will outline the ways you can find out your Ohio EBT card balance. the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) 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 Ohio SNAP recipients via a plastic Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.
Here’s a short video with the 4 ways you can check your Ohio EBT Card balance:
Table of Contents:
- Ohio EBT Payment Schedule
- How to Check Ohio EBT Card Balance
- EBT Frequently Asked Questions
Ohio EBT Payment Schedule
The Ohio EBT Card (also known as the Ohio Direction 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 your Case Number ends in||Benefits are deposited on the|
|0||2nd of the month|
|1||4th of the month|
|2||6th of the month|
|3||8th of the month|
|4||10th of the month|
|5||12th of the month|
|6||14th of the month|
|7||16th of the month|
|8||18th of the month|
|9||20th of the month|
All cardholders can call the Ohio Direction Card customer service number 6 days prior to the first of each month to find out when their benefits will become available.
Once your benefits are deposited into your account, you can begin using them with your Ohio 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 Ohio EBT Card Balance, please continue reading below.
How to Check Ohio EBT Card Balance
Here’s how to check the balance on your Ohio Direction Card.
Option 1 – Check your Last Receipt
The first option for checking your Ohio Direction Card balance is to check your last receipt. This is the easiest and quickest way to locate the current balance on your OhioEBT 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 Connect EBT Account
The second option for checking your Ohio Direction 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 Ohio EBT Card balance is by phone. Call the EBT Customer Service number (1-866-386-3071) 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 Ohio Direction Card
If your card is lost, stolen or damaged call EBT Customer Service at 1-866-386-3071 right away.
Ohio Direction 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 Ohio Department of Job and Family Services website here.
We hope you found this article helpful! If you have any additional questions about the Ohio 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.
Be sure to check out our other articles about SNAP and EBT, including:
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