The New Jersey EBT Card Program, also called the Families First EBT Card, enables low-income individuals and families to receive cash benefits to help pay for food. The Food Stamp Program administers EBT Cards to those who are eligible. The County Welfare Agency is responsible for determining the eligibility of those who apply for the New Jersey Families First EBT Program.
The New Jersey EBT Card is similar to a bank card, in the sense that you must use your Personal Identification Number (PIN) to use the benefits deposited into your card. Once the benefits are deposited, you may begin using your card to redeem benefits.
In this post, we address how to check the balance on your New Jersey EBT Card–
New Jersey EBT Card Balance
These are the three ways you can check the balance on your New Jersey EBT Card:
Option 1 – Check Your Last Receipt:
The first way to check the balance on your New Jersey EBT Card is by locating your last receipt. Your last transaction receipt will have the remaining balance on your EBT Card appearing at the bottom. If you lose this receipt, don’t worry, there are other ways to find out your EBT balance; however, this is the quickest and easiest way to do so.
Option 2 – Visit the New Jersey EBT Card Website:
Your next option for checking the balance on your EBT Card is to visit the New Jersey EBT Card Information Website. Upon visiting the website, you will be asked to enter your User ID and Password to login and obtain your card balance. If you do not have a User ID and Password or have forgotten it, there are links underneath the login button to retrieve this information. Your New Jersey Families First EBT Card account will also five you access to your transaction history. Below is the New Jersey EBT Card Website and the steps that needed to be completed to access your balance information:
New Jersey EBT Card Balance Check
Option 3 – Contact the New Jersey EBT Card Program Hotline:
Your third option for obtaining the balance on your New Jersey Families First EBT Card is to call the program hotline. The New Jersey Food Stamps Program hotline is toll-free and can be reached at 1-800-792-9773. Before contacting the hotline, make sure you have your Card Number and PIN ready. You will be asked this information to retrieve your card balance information.