Do you really need some help that can help you with paying for your groceries? EBT Card works like a virtual food stamp that can help you with buying food and groceries especially when you are not employed. The interesting thing about EBT card is that it is electronic in nature and therefore you don’t have to carry it all the time.EBT cards are government issued cards that the recipients can use to pay for their groceries, foods and other meals. EBT card has been started by the United States government to help all the people that are unemployed and looking for jobs and also for those who are below poverty line and need some help to buy food items.
Benefits of EBT Card
The good thing about EBT card is that the users can go to any shop that authorizes and acknowledges it and buy food items and meals under the government scheme. However, users can only by food items that are authorized by the US Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program also known as SNAP.
The cash benefits that are available under the EBT card can also be used by the users to purchase products directly from the retailers and therefore some of the recipients can also withdraw cash using ATMs that acknowledge EBT cards. However, users will have to start looking out for various ATMs that can participate in this EBT card scheme.
Exclusions of EBT Card
While users can buy food items and meals using EBT card but purchase of alcoholic drinks and cigarettes are not allowed using the Electric Benefit Transfer card. Here are some other items that you cannot purchase using your EBT card
- Medicines and Vitamins
- Non-edible goods like paper products, laundry supplies, and pet food.
- Food items that can be eaten in the store.