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Economic Security - Electronic Benefits Transfer EBT

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Words to Know:

EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer)

The way you will get your food benefits and/or cash benefits.

POS Machine (Point of Sale Machine)

This machine reads your EBT card so you can buy food with your food stamp benefits and other items with your cash benefits. This can also be called a card reader machine.

Cash Machine or ATM
(Automated Teller Machine)

A machine found at banks and stores where you get your cash benefits.

PIN (Personal Identification Number)

This four number code must be used with your EBT card. It is very important to keep this code a secret.