You can access your Florida food stamp benefits using the Electronic Benefits Transfer card given to you when you first signed up for the program. The card is used at grocery store point of sale machines in the same manner that a debit or credit card is used.Know More
An EBT card is given to each program participant upon acceptance. The card is usually available to be picked up at your local Social Services office.
After the cashier rings up your groceries, swipe your EBT card at the POS machine. This is the exact process that is used to process a debit or credit card.
Each EBT recipient chooses a PIN number after acceptance into the program. This is to ensure that a lost or stolen EBT card is not used by anyone other than the recipient. Before your transaction is complete, you must input this PIN number into the POS machine.
At the bottom of your receipt, you should see a summary that tells you how much money was in your food stamp account before your purchase, how much you used and what is left in your account.
To get food stamps, make sure you meet all the requirements and possess all the necessary documentation to qualify for public assistance, and apply at your local public assistance office. Wait for your benefit card to arrive through postal mail, and wait for your benefits to be loaded.Full Answer >
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