How to Use Your EBT Card at a Bank ATM

by Nadine Ali ; Updated September 11, 2015
How to Use Your EBT Card at a Bank ATM

Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards are provided to families in need of financial assistance and are used to distribute food stamps and cash. Not all applicants qualify to receive financial assistance in the form of cash, but those who do are able to withdraw the money at an ATM just as they would using a debit card.

Insert your EBT card into the ATM card slot.

Insert your EBT card into the ATM card slot. When prompted, select the language in which you would like to conduct the transaction.

Enter your EBT card pin when prompted.

Enter your EBT card pin when prompted. This pin would have been mailed to you separately from the EBT card.

Select

Select "Checking" when prompted to choose an account. Follow the onscreen instructions to enter and confirm the amount you would like to withdraw.

Choose whether to accept the ATM fee, if any, and select "Yes" or "Continue." To discontinue the transaction, hit "Cancel."

Hit "Yes" when asked if you would like a receipt. The receipt will list the transaction details and keep track of the funds remaining in your EBT account.

Take your cash.

Take your cash, receipt and EBT card from the ATM.

About the Author

Nadine Ali has written for local publications including the "North Bergen Reporter" and "The Montclarion," as well as online for various websites. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree in psychology and social work.

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