EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer)

 
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What you need to know

EBT Card
EBT Card

Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) is a plastic card similar to a debit card. Clients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the Food Stamp Program, use their EBT card to buy food at authorized stores. Nebraska's card shows the State Capitol's Sower statue outlined against a blue sky.

When a person or family is approved to receive SNAP benefits, they will receive a Nebraska EBT card by mail. You must be registered through the U.S. Postal Service to receive your EBT card through the mail.

Go to the US Post Office website to update your address.

To purchase food, slide the EBT card through a terminal or Point of Sale (POS) device at the store's checkout counter. Then, enter a unique number (the personal identification number or PIN) to verify your identity. The transaction deducts the purchase amount immediately from your EBT account.

Nebraska EBT cardholders may use their Nebraska EBT card in authorized stores in any of the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

Other Helpful Sites

US Department of Agriculture's SNAP Website

(Learn how to become a SNAP authorized retailer and accept SNAP EBT benefits by clicking on the website link above.)

UNL Nutrition Education Program

(Improve the quality of your diet and stretch your SNAP dollars.)

Special Investigations Unit

(File a complaint about suspected Food Stamp/EBT fraud.)

Andy Vanek
Accounting and Finance Manager DHHS Children and Family Services
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026