Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card
The EBT system is used in California for the delivery, redemption, and reconciliation of issued public assistance benefits, such as CalFresh, CalWORKs, and other food and cash aid benefits.
EBT accessible in California, the other 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam. Recipients of public assistance in California access their issued benefits with the Golden State Advantage EBT card.
Where Can I Use My EBT Card?
How do I check my individual EBT account balances, view transaction history detail or check my claiming status?
I want to find a farmers' markets near me that accept CalFresh EBT and offers market match incentives.
What you need to know to protect your EBT Card
Your county or the state will never text or call you requesting your personal information such as your EBT card number and your personal identification number (PIN).
If you are contacted about your EBT account, you should not provide any personal information. If you think your benefits may have been stolen, you should immediately call the customer service telephone number on the back of your EBT card, (877) 328-9677, or contact your county social services agency.
- Never give out your personal information to anyone, or you could have your benefits stolen.
- Keep your EBT card number and PIN a secret.
- Never give out your social security number, EBT card number or PIN to anyone.
If you have already provided card numbers and PINs to a third party you should call (877) 328-9677 to change your PIN or to report your EBT cards as lost or stolen.
If your EBT card is Lost or Stolen
Call customer service right away at (877) 328-9677.
Wait through two card number prompts without entering your EBT card number and you will hear a prompt to report your card as lost or stolen. Once reported, your EBT card is disabled and you are told how to get a new card. It is important that you call customer service as soon as possible! If someone uses your card and personal identification number (PIN) to get benefits, these benefits may not be replaced.
If your EBT card is damaged and it does not work (cannot be read) at retail or ATM locations, you should request a replacement EBT card as soon as possible.