South Dakota Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) is a system responsible for the electronic distribution of benefits and payments to recipients. The electronic distribution technology includes debit cards, prepaid debit cards and direct deposit. This ensures convenient, rapid and secure transfer of benefits to the recipient. South Dakota EBT allows Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to be issued and redeemed on a plastic debit-like card. Recipients can redeem their benefits at an eligible point of sale terminal with their EBT Card and 4-digit personal identification number (PIN). Benefits can be used to purchase eligible household items and groceries/food items at authorized retailers. For more information on eligible food items, access the US Department of Agriculture, here. To find out if a retailer is authorized, look for the South Dakota EBT sign on their store window.
SNAP electronic benefits provide multiple advantages to recipients. If you are interested in receiving SNAP assistance in South Dakota, you must first determine whether you are qualified to receive benefits. In order to receive benefits, you must meet certain income and asset threshold requirements. To see if you are eligible, apply for South Dakota SNAP benefits online.
If you’ve already been approved to receive SNAP benefits in South Dakota and are looking for information on EBT Edge and how to check your balance, keep reading below.
South Dakota EBT Card Balance
There are three options for checking the balance on your South Dakota EBT Card:
Option 1 – Visit the EBT Edge Website
EBT Edge is the online platform used by the state of South Dakota for managing your SNAP benefit account. You can access your EBT Edge account, here. Once you log in you can view the balance on your EBT Edge Card, view your recent transactions and receive more information regarding tips for using your EBT account. In order to log in to your EBT Edge account, you will need your EBT Card number.
Option 2 – Call EBT Edge Customer Service
If you are looking for a quick way to check the balance on your EBT Edge Card, then contact Customer Service at 1-800-604-5099. They will be able to access your EBT account information and provide you with your current balance. Please have your EBT Edge Card number ready, as well as your PIN.
Option 3 – Find Your Last Receipt
Another way to check the balance on your South Dakota Edge Card is by finding your last transaction receipt. Your receipt will have the most current available balance on your EBT Card at the bottom. It is important to save all receipts if you wish to have access to your current EBT Edge card balance.