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EBT Cardholders Beware

It is critical to protect both your identity and your EBT card’s information in order to prevent your benefits from being stolen.

Helping you protect your information is the Department of Public Social Services’ top priority.

Here are a few ways to protect your identity and case information:

  • DO NOT give out your Social Security Number or Personal Information.
  • ALWAYS GUARD your EBT card number and PIN.
  • DO NOT allow anyone to take a picture or make a copy of your EBT card number.
  • DO NOT use your EBT card to apply for other benefits/ programs/services such as cell phones.

REMINDER: You can get Verification of Benefits online at our Your Benefits Now (YBN) website dpss.lacounty.gov, or by calling our Customer Service Center at 1-866-613-3777, if needed when applying for other non-DPSS programs.