How to Cash Out the Food Stamp Program

by John Mitchell
Use your Food Stamp Program card to withdraw cash from ATMs.

Getting cash out from your Food Stamp Program card is like using a debit card. You can get cash when making a purchase at participating cash-over grocery stores, gas stations and retailers. As well, you can directly withdraw cash from your Food Stamp Program card at many automatic teller machines (ATM). However, before cashing out, ensure you're enrolled in the state's cash assistance or supplemental nutrition assistance programs. If you are unsure where to check, contact your local welfare benefits office that issued your card.

Cash Out at the Store

Make a regular purchase at the store.

Swipe your Food Stamp Program card at the cash register, then enter your secret PIN.

Select "Cash" on the credit/debit card kiosk. Then enter the amount of cash you want. Alternatively, the cashier can -- or may be required -- to enter the cash amount for you.

Receive your cash from the cashier.

Cash Out at the ATM

Insert or swipe your Food Stamp Program card at the ATM.

Type your secret PIN to access your funds.

Select the "Withdrawal" or "Withdraw" option.

Press the "Checking" button, then enter the dollar value.

Remove the cash from the machine and take the receipt for your transaction.

About the Author

John Mitchell is an expert in all things technology, including social media and smart phones. He is a news ninja for Qwiki, bringing the latest news on the interactive platform. Mitchell graduated from the University of Sedona with a master's degree in pastoral counseling psychology and authored the book, "No More Taxes."

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