Are you trying to find out the balance on your Texas EBT Card? In today’s post we will outline all the available options for retrieving your current Texas EBT card balance. The Texas Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is responsible for administering the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as the Food Stamp Program in Texas. SNAP provides food assistance benefits to those that have been deemed as eligible through a plastic EBT card.
The Texas EBT Card, also known as the Loan Star Card is a debit-like card that can be used approved grocery stores to redeem food stamp benefits. Benefits are distributed to food stamp recipients’ Loan Star Card on the same day every month and can be used to purchase eligible food items. The items that are eligible to be purchased with your food stamp benefits is determined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). For a full list of approved food items, please refer the to USDA Eligible Food List here. If you need help finding a grocery store that accepts EBT Cards, check out our previous post here.
For more information on how to check your Texas EBT Card Balance, please continue reading below.
How to Check Texas EBT Card Balance
There are two options for obtaining the balance on your Loan Star EBT Card in Texas. We’ve listed both available options for you below. If you have any questions about how to check your Texas EBT Card Balance, please leave those in the comments section below.
Option 1 – Check your Last Receipt
The first option for checking your Texas Loan Star EBT card balance is to check your last receipt. This is the easiest and quickest way to find your current EBT balance. Your balance will be listed at the bottom of the receipt. In order to use this balance check method, please keep your latest EBT receipt that you receive from the grocery store.
Option 2 – Check by Phone
The second option for checking your Texas Loan Star EBT card balance is by phone. If you want to check your EBT balance by phone, you need to contact the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. The Texas DHHS customer service phone number is listed below:
Texas DHHS Customer Service Phone Number: 1-800-777-7328
Before you call, please be sure to have your EBT card number and 4-digit personal identification number (PIN) ready. You must provide the customer service agent with this information in order to retrieve your current Loan Star card balance.
We hope you found this article helpful! If you have any questions about your Texas Loan Star Card or need additional help on how to check your EBT balance, please let us know in the comments section below.