Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Program

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What is EBT?

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.  

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New Services Available to Nebraska SNAP EBT Clients 

Nebraska EBT clients may sign up for a service called "My Alerts" either by calling the EBT client toll-free phone number on the back of their EBT card (877-247-6328), or when checking their balance on the JP Morgan EBT website, known as "EBT Account".

Picture of EBT Card

Instructions to Change PIN

EBT Questions & Answers for Clients

Client EBT Account Information

EBT Information for Retailers

JP Morgan EBT Website - SNAP clients may also signup on the JP Morgan EBT Website known as "My Account" (http://www.ebtaccount.jpmorgan.com/). They may subscribe on this website by clicking on the My Alerts tab. This prompts the cardholder to enroll in My Alerts or make changes to previous selections.
 
To apply for SNAP, please click the icon below:

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EBT Operations

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) employees determine if a household is eligible to receive Food Stamp Program benefits, and what amount the benefits will be. This information is sent to J. P. Morgan Electronic Financial Services to establish an account for the household. DHHS employees mail the EBT cards to clients.

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

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

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Food Stamp Benefit Issuance Schedule

If you qualify, ongoing benefits are added to your EBT card between the 1st and the 5th calendar day of each month. Benefits are available at 8:00 a.m. Central Standard Time on the scheduled date. The last digit of the head-of-household’s Social Security Number (SSN) determines the date your benefits are available.

If last digit of SSN (head of household) is: Benefits are available on the:

1 or 2

1st of each month

3 or 4

2nd of each month

5 or 6

3rd of each month

7 or 8

4th of each month

9 or 0

5th of each month


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Useful links:

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Formerly Nebraska Food Stamp Program) Information and Application Form

To apply for SNAP, please click the icon below:

 

 UNL Nutrition Education Program( Improve the quality of your diet & stretch your EBT dollars)

Special Investigations Unit (File a complaint about suspected Food Stamp/EBT fraud)

ReliaCard ® Visa ® ( Prepaid debit card for grant recipients, clients and individual service providers.)

pdf fileForm FA-100 in English and Spanish (Form individuals use to apply for prepaid debit card and Direct Deposit)

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For more information, contact:
Tom Ryan, EBT Coordinator
DHHS - Financial Services
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509
E-mail: tom.ryan@nebraska.gov

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