The Massachusetts EBT Card, also called the Bay State EBT Access Card (Food Stamps or SNAP benefits) is administered by the state’s Department of Health & Human Services. This post is about how to get the balance on your Bay State Access Card.
Massachusetts EBT Card Balance
There are 3 ways to check the balance on your Mass EBT Card:
Option 1 – Check Your Last Receipt:
The first option to checking your EBT balance is to view your last receipt. Look at the bottom of the receipt and you will find the amount remaining on your card. Be sure to check this before you go shopping, so that you know how much you have to spend.
Option 2 – Call the Mass EBT Card Phone Number:
Another option to check your balance is to call the toll free number for the Bay State EBT Access card. Call 1-800-997-2555.
Option 3 – Visit the Mass EBT Card Website:
You can also check the card balance by visiting the Mass EBT Card website. As of the time of writing this post, the website option is not working. We will update this post when that option becomes available. In the meantime, you have the two other options above to check the balance on your card.
In case you don’t know, here are the items you CANNOT buy with your EBT Card:
It is illegal for you to use cash benefits to pay for the following purchases or services with your Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Court-ordered fees, fines, bail or bail bonds
- Firearms and ammunition
- Lottery tickets
- Pornographic material or performances
- Tattoos or body piercings
- Tobacco products, or
- Vacation services