Government aid to people in need is provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly and still popularly known as the Food Stamp program, provides financial assistance for purchasing food to low- and no-income people living in the U.S.
It is a federal aid program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, though benefits are distributed by individual U.S. states. They can be used to purchase any prepackaged edible foods, regardless of nutritional value (e.g. soft drinks and confections).
Hot foods (such as those found in a supermarket deli) are ineligible, as well as items in fast food restaurants and similar retail settings.
How to Check Your EBT Balance:
There are two ways to check the food stamp balance and these are:
- On the phone
- If you are having your food stamp card with you then look at the back of the card where you will find the number where you have to call to find out the details regarding the balance of your account.
- Dial up the number and then follow the instructions.
- Now dial your account number from the ring dial of your phone 888-328-6399.
- Listen to the balance of your account.
By Online Account:
- Direct yourself on the website of the organization www.ebtaccount.jpmorgan.com which is providing you the aid
- Log in to your account by providing the username and your password but if you are not having an account already then click on “Register” button and provide your card number and the pin number of your card to complete the registration process for the online account.
- Sign into your account and your balance will be stated there.
- Your work is done.
Now the food stamps are available in the form of electronic cards and the money is transferred through these cards.
In this way there is no risk of your cheque or money getting lost in the way. Your money is transferred each month in your account on a set date and you can check the balance on that date.
Your food stamps allow you to buy food items not any other thing so that no one can misuse the card or the money collected for the hungry and needy people.