GA Food Stamps Balance Instructions

If you are trying to get your GA Food Stamps balance, we can help. In this post, we will help you find the phone number to call and get the balance on your GA Food Stamps EBT card.

We will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to check the balance on your Georgia Food Stamps card or EBT card.

This post will also cover:

  • How to Create an Georgia EBT Card Online Account
  • What to do if you forgot your GA EBT Account User ID or Password
  • How to use your Georgia EBT Card
  • Stores that Accept GA Food Stamps
  • Georgia EBT Card FAQs

Georgia food Stamps Balance instructions

GA Food Stamps Balance

There are currently three options for checking the balance on your Georgia EBT card. They include:

  • By phone – calling customer service
  • Online – visiting the EBT Card website
  • In Person – checking your last receipt

For full instructions on retrieving your food stamps balance number GA, keep reading and follow the steps listed below.Food Stamps Balance Number GA

How to Check your Georgia EBT Card Balance

Follow the Food Stamps balance instructions for Georgia listed below.

Option 1 – Use your recent Purchase Receipt

One of the easiest ways to check your Georgia EBT Card balance is to find the most recent purchase receipt or ATM receipt (for TANF recipients).

At the bottom of the receipt, you will find the current balance on your card.  In order to use this method to check your balance, you have to get in the habit of saving your purchase receipts.

Your GA Food Stamps balance on your receipt will look similar to the photo below:

"Georgia food stamps balance"

Option 2 – Contact Customer Service by Phone

The next way to check your card balance is to call the Georgia EBT Card customer service. You can call Georgia EBT Customer Service phone number at 1-888-421-3281.

Representatives are available to help you retrieve your Card balance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Be sure to have your Georgia EBT Card and PIN Number ready. You must provide this information to get your current food stamps balance.

Option 3 – Check Your Balance Online

The last option to check your Georgia EBT Card balance is online. You can find out your EBT Card balance online by using the Connect EBT website.

Once you are on the site, enter your User ID and Password in the login section on the left-side of the page. You must enter your User ID and Password to login to your Iowa EBT account and check your EBT balance.

For more help, please refer to the screenshot below.

Georgia Food Stamps Balance Online

If you forgot your Georgia Connect EBT User ID, follow the instructions below.

Forgot Georgia EBT Online Account User ID?

If you do not remember your User ID for your Georgia Connect EBT online account, follow these steps.

  1. Visit the Georgia Connect EBT website
  2. Click the “Forgotten User ID” link below the Login
  3. Enter your Mailing Address ZIP Code, Birth Date, and EBT Card Number
  4. Click the “Submit” button
  5. Answer the Security Questions
  6. Check your Email – your Georgia Connect User ID EBT was emailed to you

For help recovering your Georgia EBT online account User ID, please refer to the screenshot provided below.

If you have also forgotten your Georgia EBT online account Password, continue reading and follow the instructions below.

Forgot Georgia EBT Online Account Password?

If you forgot your Georgia Connect EBT online account password, follow these steps to reset your password.

  1. Visit the Georgia Connect EBT website
  2. Click the “Reset Password” link below the Login
  3. Enter your Mailing Address ZIP Code, Birth Date, and EBT Card Number
  4. Create your new Password – must be 6 to 8 characters long
  5. Click the “Submit” button
  6. Login your Georgia Connect EBT online account

For more help resetting your Georgia EBT online account Password, please refer to the screenshot provided below.

Forgot Georgia EBT online account Password

If this is your first time using the Georgia EBT website to check your food stamps balance online, you need to create an account. For help creating your Georgia Online EBT Card account, follow the instructions below.

How to Create Georgia Connect EBT Online Account

If you do not have online access to check your Georgia EBT Card balance, follow these steps.

  1. Visit the Georgia Connect EBT website
  2. Click the “Create User Account” link below the Login
  3. Enter your Mailing Address ZIP Code, Birth Date, and EBT Card Number
  4. Create your User ID & Password**
  5. Click the “Submit” button
  6. Login your Georgia EBT online account to check your balance

**Your User ID and Password must be 6-8 characters long and contain any combination of letters and numbers. Please note, your User ID is NOT case sensitive. However, your Password is case sensitive.

For more help creating your Georgia EBT online account, please refer to the screenshot provided below

Georgia EBT Card Balance Help

If you need additional help getting the balance on your Georgia EBT Card, including how to contact customer service to speak with a live person, check out our post here.

In addition, contact the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) in your county. Find the Division of Family and Children Services Office near you, by using the DFCS Office list by County.

Now that you know the balance on your Georgia EBT Card, it is important you know how and where to use your EBT Card. To find out how to use your GA EBT Card and what stores accept Georgia EBT, continue reading below.

How to use your Georgia EBT Card

Before you use your Georgia EBT Card at a store, first make sure you have the following items:

  • Set-up your 4-digit PIN number
  • Available benefits balance

Once you have the items listed above and are ready to use your EBT Card at the store, follow the instructions below.

  1. Visit an EBT-approved store
  2. Add eligible food items to your cart
  3. At checkout, slide your card at the Point-of-Sale machine or hand the card to the cashier for manual payment
  4. Enter your 4-digit PIN into the machine
  5. Keep your receipt to find your remaining EBT Card balance

It is important that you visit an EBT approved grocery store when you are ready to use your benefits. For a list of Georgia EBT approved stores, keep reading below.

Stores that accept EBT in Georgia

There are hundreds of stores that accept EBT Cards in Georgia. Any easy way to tell if a store accepts EBT as payment is to look for an EBT sign in the front store window. Another sure way to tell if a store accepts EBT is to ask any store employee.

A variety of stores including superstores, pharmacies, general stores, gas stations, convenience stores, speciality food stores, and farmer’s markets accept EBT in Georgia.

Some major grocery store chains that accept EBT in Georgia include:

For a complete list of grocery stores that accept Georgia EBT Card as payment, check out our list here.

Georgia Food Stamps and EBT Card FAQs

Georgia EBT FAQs

Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about the Georgia EBT Card.

When will I receive my Georgia EBT benefits?

Georgia food stamps benefits are deposited based on the last 2-digits of your ID number. Use the Georgia EBT Deposit Date schedule for 2020, below:

If your ID Number ends inBenefits are deposited on the
00-095th of the month
10-197th of the month
20-299th of the month
30-3911th of the month
40-4913th of the month
50-5915th of the month
60-6917th of the month
70-7919th of the month
80-8921st of the month
90-9923rd of the month

What time will my Georgia EBT Benefits Be Deposited?

Your Georgia food stamps are deposited into EBT account on your scheduled deposit date every month. Your benefits will be available to use on your Georgia EBT Card by 6AM on your scheduled payment date.

How long does it take for benefits to post to an EBT card after approval?

At application, if you have never had a case, it takes 5-7 days to receive an EBT card.

However, if your case is under review you will receive benefits on your normal issuance cycle.

Can I use my EBT card in another states?

Your EBT card will work at any store or ATM that accepts EBT Cards in the United States, as well as the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.

There are no rules against using your EBT card outside of your state of residence. However, you are required to report any address change to your local county public assistance office.

If I don’t use all of the benefits I received this month, can I use them next month?

Yes. Benefits that are not used in the month issued will stay in the EBT account, and you may use these benefits in the following months.

Can I buy seafood with my Georgia EBT Card?

Yes, you can use your Georgia EBT Card to buy seafood and redeem your food stamp benefits. Eligible seafood items that can be purchased with your EBT card include shrimp, fish, lobster, crab, scallops, mussels, oysters, and more.

For more information on where you can purchase seafood with your EBT Card in Georgia, check out our post here.

Do farmer’s markets accept EBT in Georgia?

Yes, you can use your Georgia EBT Card to purchase food items at farmer’s markets. In fact, farmer’s markets will allow you to double your EBT benefits. For instance, $10 on your EBT Card you will get $20 worth of food.

For a complete list of Georgia farmer’s markets that accept EBT, click here.

Georgia Food Stamps Balance

Did you find this post helpful? Were you able to successfully get the balance information you were looking for?

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Also, be sure to check out the current EBT Discounts and Perks available exclusively to Georgia EBT Cardholders! You can save on phone service, museum admission, and even on Amazon Prime!

Check out how you can save with your Georgia EBT card here.

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