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Food stamps: Replacing a lost or stolen EBT card

In order to use your food stamps, you need to have an EBT card.

grocery store shelves stocked with snacks eligible for food stamps or SNAP benefits

An EBT card is like a debit card that is loaded each month with the food stamps you’ll be receiving.

Millions of Americans rely on food stamps as a way to provide their low income household with healthy food choices.


Getting extra SNAP benefits in 2022

What to do if your EBT food stamp card is missing

You’ll need to report your card as lost to customer service.

Contact your local SNAP office in your area and state to report it.

The card is then disabled so it was stolen it cannot be used.

A new card will be sent within 7-10 days, according to The Sun.

You will also need to let your caseworker know so you can get a PIN restriction, stopping anyone from being able to change yours over the phone.

You may then request the restriction to be removed at your local office.


Using your SNAP benefits online

How do I get food stamps?

You’ll need to apply in your own state for SNAP benefits.

Though the program is federally funded, it is run my local state governments.

Your gross income needs to be up to 130% of the federal poverty line depending on your household size.

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