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In Lincoln (402) 323-3900
In Omaha (402) 595-1258
8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Mountain Time) Monday thru Friday
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SNAP 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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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 the EBT vendor 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.
(Learn how to become a SNAP authorized retailer and accept SNAP EBT benefits by clicking
on the website above.)
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.)
Form FA-100-ES-C in English and Spanish (Form individuals use to apply for prepaid debit card and Direct Deposit)
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For more information, contact:
Andy Vanek, Accounting and Finance Manager
DHHS – Children and Family Services
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509
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