Q:

Does Target accept food stamps?

A:

Quick Answer

Target stores do accept EBT payments on applicable items. Food stamp, or EBT, acceptance may vary by store, so it is beneficial to check with the Target location before shopping to make sure the particular store accepts food stamps.

Know More
Does Target accept food stamps?
Credit: John Greim Getty Images

Full Answer

Food stamps cannot be used to buy food items that are to be eaten in the store or to purchase hot meals in-store. As a general rule, food stamps may only be used to purchase certain items, including grocery items such as bread, dairy products, fruits, meat, vegetables and cereals. Food stamps may not be used on ready-made food products, depending on the regulations of the state. Food stamps may be used to purchase seeds that are planted to provide food for a family. Certain items, including pet food, household goods, cleaning supplies, paper products, tobacco and alcohol, cannot be purchased with food stamps.

If a purchase at Target or any other store includes products that may be purchased with food stamp benefits and others that are not eligible, the purchaser must be able to pay for the ineligible products in an alternate manner. Food stamp recipients who also receive EBT cash benefits may be able to use the cash benefits to purchase items that are ineligible for food stamps.

Learn more about Social Services

Related Questions

  • Q:

    Does Sam's Club take food stamps?

    A:

    Sam's Club accepts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP or food stamps, cards at all of its locations. However, in order to use SNAP benefits at Sam's Club, the cardholder must also be a Sam's Club member as of 2014.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you access Florida food stamps?

    A:

    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.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are emergency food stamps?

    A:

    Emergency food stamps are Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits that are received within seven days of an application being submitted. To qualify for emergency food stamps, the applicant must meet one of three criteria proving financial distress.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you apply for food stamps?

    A:

    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 >
    Filed Under:

Explore