The Maryland EBT Card, also called the Independence Card, is a card like a debit card that holds the Food Stamp and/or cash benefits deposited into your EBT account each month. The Independence Card is administered by the Maryland Department of Human Resources. This post is about how to get the balance on your Maryland EBT Independence Card.

Maryland EBT Card Balance Check

Maryland EBT Card Balance

There are 3 ways to check the balance on your Maryland EBT Independence Card:

Option 1 – Check Your Last Receipt:
The first option to checking your EBT balance is to view your last receipt. If you look at the bottom of your last purchase receipt, you will find the EBT amount remaining on your Independence Card. Be sure to check this before you go shopping, so that you know how much you have to spend.

Option 2 – Call the Maryland EBT Independence Card Phone Number:
Your second option for checking the balance on your Independence Card is to call the Customer Service Call Center at 1-800-997-2222. Your EBT balance will be provided as soon as you enter your card number, so make sure you have this handy.

Option 3 – Visit the Maryland EBT Independence Card Website:
You can also check the balance on your Independence Card by visiting the Maryland EBT Card website. You must first set up an account User ID and Password before you can check your account balance and view transaction history.

Below you will find the website and what you need to do to retrieve your EBT balance:

Maryland EBT Card Balance Check

Maryland EBT Card Balance Check

In a case that your Independence Card is lost or stolen, call the Customer Service Call Center immediately to prevent anyone from using your benefits.

Call the Customer Service Call Center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if:

  • You just received your card in the mail. You will need to activate your card and select a PIN to begin using your benefits
  • You received a vault card and need to select or change your PIN
  • You forgot or want to change your PIN
  • Your card is lost, stolen or damaged
  • Your card does not work



13 thoughts on “Maryland EBT Card Balance Check

  1. Am I gonna start to receive cash assistant soon so I can start to pay my rent & light bills soon because my rent is due on the 1st of every month & if am late with it the charges me a late fee also my light bill is due on the 10th of this month. Thank u for ur help.

  2. I just want to thank you for ur $. 5.00 increase every penny helps out a lot. Thanks again & have itself a blessed day.

  3. I am having problems getting my ebt card activated with the phone number on front of card. Hoping this gets fixed soon. Thank you.

  4. I need someone to call me to assist me with this. I dont know what to put for card number. I just got out of federal prison and am currently unemployed. I need help. Please call me 301-364-7583

  5. I lost my EBT card and have been on the phone several times with the customer service number above and yet have not been able to get through to speak to someone. I have now been on “hold” or just waiting since entering in my information for 34 minutes. I am not able to access or set up an account because you need a card number, which I have not mesmerized; however, your website says I can cancel and have a new card sent out through the website instead of phone. I would like to know how I can go about canceling and requesting a new card.

    Thank you,

    P.S: After waiting 40 mins just now, the phone cut off. This is a very ineffective way for people who need to cancel there cards.

  6. I am having a ton of trouble trying to access this online balance checking. Everytime I try to set up a new account, I am told I cannot until I put in info on next page, but the next page never comes up??? I am confused??

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