The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance issues a New York State benefit identification card, to individuals and families who receive cash or food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The card is known as an electronic benefits transfer card (EBT).Know More
An EBT card can be used to purchase food from approved retailers including farmers markets and to obtain cash from ATMs and points of service. Some retail stores allow an EBT cardholder to obtain cash back when making purchases. The OTDA website provides a link to a list of approved retailers and farmers markets in the state and a list of ATMs and point of service locations where cash can be obtained using the EBT card.
The State of New York provides a website separate from the OTDA site where individuals can check to see if they qualify for benefits or check the status of their application. Benefits that can be applied for on that site include SNAP, health programs, home energy assistance, temporary assistance, WIC and a variety of other services for the elderly. Those who have been issued an EBT card can use that same website to check on their EBT card balance and their transaction history.Learn more about Social Services
The U.S. Department of Agriculture maintains a list of hotlines that individuals can call to determine whether they are eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Many individuals in social security programs automatically qualify.Full Answer >
An Alabama EBT card is a debit card that the state of Alabama issues to qualifying citizens and to which the state transfers the benefit money to those citizens. EBT stands for Electronic Benefits Transfer.Full Answer >
Most states offer recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program the ability to check the balances of their accounts online through portals established by the state. To access the card balance, the recipient must first register for an account. The list of states offering online account access is available through the official website for the United States Department of Agriculture.Full Answer >
An application for food stamps, a common name for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, must be made through your local SNAP office. Each state has its own office, application form and eligibility requirements. As of November 2014, 41 states allow you to apply for food stamps online.Full Answer >