Check your JPMorgan EBT account balance online at www.ebtaccount.jpmorgan.com.
EBT stands for Electronic Benefits Transfer, and EBT accounts are used by many state governments to issue Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. SNAP is the new name for what was previously known as the Food Stamp Program. SNAP is basically a federal food supplementation program by the USDA which issues food stamps to low income families to improve their nutrition. In 2010, slightly less than 40 million people received food stamps in the United States. This program is administered through the states. Every month, the state government determines if a family is eligible for food stamps, and then transmits the required amount of food stamps to the family’s EBT account at JP Morgan Chase. Families on the food stamp program can access their SNAP benefits through a special debit card issued by JPMorgan. To use the card, they simply swipe the card at the point of sales (POS) terminals when they purchase USDA approved food items, and the cost of all eligible food items are deducted automatically from the card. At the end of every day, JPMorgan adds up all the food stamps that have been redeemed, and then deposits the cash in the bank account of the food retailers. This electronic system is more secure and convenient for all the parties involved. The debit card system is more secure because while paper stamps can be lost, a lost debit card cannot be used because a PIN is required, and users who have lost a card can report the loss and get a new card. For food retailers, the system is also better because they save on the expenses of manually adding and mailing out the paper stamps.
How to check JP Morgan EBT account balance online
In order to serve their EBT card users better, JP Morgan Chase has set up the above website in order to allow EBT users to access their accounts online. Through this website, you can check your EBT card balance, review the recent transaction history, change your PIN, and contact customer service. If this is the first time you are checking your account online, you must first register your card by clicking on the “CLICK HERE TO REGISTER” link. You must then read and accept the terms and conditions presented, and then enter your Card Number and PIN to register your card. Once that has been done, you can choose a User ID and a Password with which to access the site. After you have registered, you can then log into your account with the User ID and Password and perform the various functions above.
To log into your EBT account online to check your EBT balance, go to www.ebtaccount.jpmorgan.com.