Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT)

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Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT)


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Los Angeles County participants are using the State's Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system to receive CalFresh and cash benefits.

EBT will, in no way, impact the benefit amount, eligibility requirements or what cardholders may purchase using their CalFresh or cash benefits. With EBT, participants (primary cardholder) and designated alternate cardholders use the EBT (Golden State Advantage) card with a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to access their benefits electronically. All cardholders may use their EBT (Golden State Advantage) card at participating retailers with a Point-of-Sale (POS) device and automated Teller machines (ATMs) displaying the Quest® logo.

Some banks charge $1.00 - $4.00 each time you withdraw cash benefits using your California Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.

 

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You can use your EBT card at any store or ATM that displays the Quest® mark throughout California and across the country.

If your card is lost or stolen, or if you need to change your PIN Call (877) 328-9677

Where Can I Use My EBT Card?

Download the new DPSS Mobile App for Android™ and Apple® to review recent EBT transactions, search for local ATMs that accept EBT, and find out surcharge amounts, if any, for a local EBT ATM.

2020 EBT Handbook - Released May 2020

EBT flyer to purchase food online on Amazon and Walmart starting April 28th

Frequently Asked Questions About Using Your EBT Online! Click Here!

Flyer to announce Pandemic EBT for families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals

More Information About Pandemic EBT - Click Here!

 

Important Message for EBT Cardholders

You can request or designate a responsible person that you trust to use your EBT card.   The designated or alternate Cardholder can use your cash and CalFresh benefits on your behalf.  To designate someone you must download, complete, signed and submit the EBT–Request for Authorized Representative/Designated Alternate Cardholder form.

To download the form, please click below:

EBT–Request for Authorized Representative/Designated Alternate Cardholder form

To submit your completed and signed form, click YBN Verification Download to submit your form online.

 

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