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 – Download the DTA Connect App:
You can also check your EBT card balance by downloading the Massachusetts DTA Connect app. You must have a smartphone or tablet in order to download the app. For instructions on how to download the DTA Connect app, check out this post. You currently cannot check your Mass EBT card balance from a desktop computer or laptop and can only do so by using the app, calling or checking your last receipt.
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