Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card

*****Beware! There is an EBT scam to steal your benefits! If you’ve received a text or phone call asking for your personal information, contact your county right away. Your county and the state will never text or call you requesting your personal information such as your EBT card number and your personal identification number (PIN).*****

 

CalFresh and cash aid benefits come on a plastic card that you can use just like a debit or ATM card. It is called an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.

EBT signs are posted on store doors, in check-out lanes, at automated teller machines (ATM) and point-of-sale (POS) machines tell you if your EBT card can be used at that store or machine.

Starting September 21, 2009, you can access the EBT Client Website at http://www.ebt.ca.gov in English and / or Spanish to:

  • Check your CalFresh and cash benefit balances,
  • See your EBT card use history, and
  • Find places to use your EBT card, including surcharge-free* cash locations.

To find stores in San Diego County that accept CalFresh/SNAP EBT cards, click: SNAP Retailer Locator
 

 Additional Information

To find out if you may be eligible to receive CalFresh/SNAP, you can complete the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Pre-Screening Tool.

If you have any questions, call Access toll-free at 866-262-9881, or e-mail Access.