Pennsylvania EBT Card Balance

(Last updated 7/11/19)

Are you trying to locate the balance on your Pennsylvania EBT Card? In today’s post, we’re going to provide you with the three methods for obtaining your current Pennsylvania EBT card balance.

The Pennsylvania Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamps program provides monthly cash assistance benefits to help low-income individuals and families purchase nutritious food. Monthly cash assistance benefits are designed to increase food purchasing power of low-income Pennsylvania households at grocery stores and supermarkets.

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) is responsible for administering SNAP benefits to approved households. Benefits are issued on the same day each month to a plastic debit card called an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. The Pennsylvania EBT card, also known as the ACCESS card can be used at approved grocery stores to purchase eligible food items at the point of sale (POS) terminals.

The eligible food item list for food assistance program is determined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). For a full list of approved food items, please refer to the USDA eligible food list here

The video below from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services explains in details what the EBT ACCESS Card is about and what you can use it for.

This post will Cover:

  • How to Check Pennsylvania EBT Card Balance
  • Pennsylvania EBT Payment Schedule
  • EBT Frequently Asked Questions

For help on how to check your Pennsylvania EBT card balance, keep reading below.

Pennsylvania EBT Card Balance

How to check the Pennsylvania EBT Card Balance

There are three options available for checking the balance on your Pennsylvania EBT card. If you have any questions about the options that we’ve listed or need additional help finding your Pennsylvania EBT card balance, please leave your questions in the comments section.

Option 1 – Check your last Receipt

The first option for checking your Pennsylvania EBT card balance is to check your most recent transaction receipt. This is the best way to know your balance because it is the easiest and quickest available option. Your balance will be listed at the bottom of your most recent receipt. To continue using this method for checking your Pennsylvania EBT balance, always keep your last receipt from the grocery store.

Option 2 – Check by Phone

If you lose your last receipt, the second option for obtaining your Pennsylvania EBT card balance is by phone. To check your Pennsylvania EBT card balance, please call the Pennsylvania EBT recipient hotline at 1-888-EBT-PENN (1-888-328-7366).

To find out your EBT balance via phone, be sure to have your 16-digit EBT card number. You will have to enter this information in order to receive your current EBT balance.

Option 3 – Log into your Connect EBT Account

The last option for checking your Pennsylvania EBT card is to log into your online Connect EBT account. By logging into your online account you’ll be able to view your current EBT balance, as well as review your transactions.

To login visit the Connect EBT website and enter your User ID and Password. If you do not have a Connect EBT User ID and Password, please sign up for one. Once logged in, you’ll be able to view your current EBT balance (as shown in the image below)

"PA ACCESS EBT Card Balance Check"

Pennsylvania EBT Payment Schedule

The Pennsylvania 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:

County Name Benefits are deposited based on the last digit of your case number
Adams 5th business day of the month for all digits.
Allegheny 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
Allegheny 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
Allegheny 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
Allegheny 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
Allegheny 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
Allegheny 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
Allegheny 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
Allegheny 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
Allegheny 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
Allegheny 10th business day of the month for digit 0.
Armstrong 4th business day of the month for all digits.
Beaver 3rd business day of the month for all digits.
Bedford 2nd business day of the month for all digits.
Berks 4th business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
Berks 9th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.
Blair 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
Blair 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
Blair 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
Blair 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
Blair 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
Blair 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
Blair 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
Blair 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
Blair 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
Blair 10th business day of the month for digit 0.
Bradford 8th business day of the month for all digits.
Bucks 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
Bucks 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
Bucks 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
Bucks 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
Bucks 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
Bucks 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
Bucks 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
Bucks 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
Bucks 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
Bucks 10th business day of the month for digit 0.
Butler 2nd business day of the month for all digits.
Cambria 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
Cambria 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
Cambria 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
Cambria 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
Cambria 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
Cambria 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
Cambria 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
Cambria 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
Cambria 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
Cambria 10th business day of the month for digit 0.
Cameron 7th business day of the month for all digits.
Carbon 3rd business day of the month for all digits.
Centre 5th business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
Centre 7th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.
Chester 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
Chester 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
Chester 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
Chester 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
Chester 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
Chester 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
Chester 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
Chester 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
Chester 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
Chester 10th business day of the month for digit 0.
Clarion 5th business day of the month for all digits.
Clearfield 6th business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
Clearfield 10th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.
Clinton 4th business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
Clinton 9th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.
Columbia 3rd business day of the month for all digits.
Crawford 8th business day of the month for all digits.
Cumberland 1st business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
Cumberland 7th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.
Dauphin 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
Dauphin 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
Dauphin 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
Dauphin 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
Dauphin 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
Dauphin 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
Dauphin 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
Dauphin 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
Dauphin 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
Dauphin 10th business day of the month for digit 0.
Delaware 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
Delaware 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
Delaware 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
Delaware 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
Delaware 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
Delaware 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
Delaware 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
Delaware 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
Delaware 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
Delaware 10th business day of the month for digit 0.
Elk 4th business day of the month for all digits.
Erie 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
Erie 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
Erie 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
Erie 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
Erie 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
Erie 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
Erie 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
Erie 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
Erie 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
Erie 10th business day of the month for digit 0.
Fayette 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
Fayette 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
Fayette 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
Fayette 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
Fayette 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
Fayette 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
Fayette 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
Fayette 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
Fayette 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
Fayette 10th business day of the month for digit 0.
Forest 8th business day of the month for all digits.
Franklin 1st business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
Franklin 7th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.
Fulton 4th business day of the month for all digits.
Greene 2nd business day of the month for all digits.
Huntingdon 6th business day of the month for all digits.
Indiana 10th business day of the month for all digits.
Jefferson 6th business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
Jefferson 10th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.
Juniata 4th business day of the month for all digits.
Lackawanna 1st business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
Lackawanna 7th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.
Lancaster 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
Lancaster 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
Lancaster 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
Lancaster 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
Lancaster 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
Lancaster 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
Lancaster 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
Lancaster 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
Lancaster 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
Lancaster 10th business day of the month for digit 0.
Lawrence 4th business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
Lawrence 9th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.
Lebanon 6th business day of the month for all digits.
Lehigh 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
Lehigh 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
Lehigh 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
Lehigh 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
Lehigh 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
Lehigh 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
Lehigh 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
Lehigh 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
Lehigh 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
Lehigh 10th business day of the month for digit 0.
Luzerne 6th business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
Luzerne 10th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.
Lycoming 4th business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
Lycoming 9th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.
Mckean 6th business day of the month for all digits.
Mercer 1st business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
Mercer 7th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.
Mifflin 5th business day of the month for all digits.
Monroe 4th business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
Monroe 9th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.
Montgomery 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
Montgomery 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
Montgomery 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
Montgomery 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
Montgomery 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
Montgomery 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
Montgomery 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
Montgomery 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
Montgomery 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
Montgomery 10th business day of the month for digit 0.
Montour 7th business day of the month for all digits.
Northampton 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
Northampton 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
Northampton 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
Northampton 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
Northampton 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
Northampton 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
Northampton 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
Northampton 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
Northampton 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
Northampton 10th business day of the month for digit 0.
Northumberland 9th business day of the month for all digits.
Perry 4th business day of the month for all digits.
Philadelphia 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
Philadelphia 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
Philadelphia 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
Philadelphia 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
Philadelphia 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
Philadelphia 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
Philadelphia 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
Philadelphia 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
Philadelphia 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
Philadelphia 10th business day of the month for digit 0.
Pike 6th business day of the month for all digits.
Potter 3rd business day of the month for all digits.
Schuylkill 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
Schuylkill 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
Schuylkill 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
Schuylkill 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
Schuylkill 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
Schuylkill 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
Schuylkill 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
Schuylkill 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
Schuylkill 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
Schuylkill 10th business day of the month for digit 0.
Snyder 3rd business day of the month for all digits.
Somerset 9th business day of the month for all digits.
Sullivan 7th business day of the month for all digits.
Susquehanna 9th business day of the month for all digits.
Tioga 2nd business day of the month for all digits.
Union 8th business day of the month for all digits.
Venango 4th business day of the month for all digits.
Warren 2nd business day of the month for all digits.
Washington 5th business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
Washington 7th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.
Wayne 9th business day of the month for all digits.
Westmoreland 6th business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
Westmoreland 8th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.
Wyoming 8th business day of the month for all digits.
York 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
York 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
York 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
York 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
York 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
York 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
York 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
York 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
York 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
York 10th business day of the month for digit 0.

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