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Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card

Minnesota offers Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Minnesota Family Investment Program, General Assistance and Minnesota Supplemental Aid benefits loaded on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, which looks and works like a debit card. This card can be used at approved stores, markets, online retailers and with direct marketing farmers.

Protect your EBT card

There has been a rise in EBT card benefit theft in Minnesota and across the United States. Protect your card by keeping your PIN private, changing your PIN often and never giving your EBT card number or PIN info over phone or text. See the frequently asked questions list below for more tips on how to protect your card.

Minnesota Department of Human Services will never ask for your PIN or EBT card number by text.

EBT online portal and mobile app

You can use the free ebtEDGE mobile app (available In Apple App Store and Google Play Store) or online portal to see benefit balances, SNAP retailer and ATM locations, benefit schedules, a statement of the last 60 days of transactions made on your card and freeze their card and block online and out of state transactions. You will need to enter your EBT card number and PIN to access your account information.

If you have questions or need help with your EBT card, call ebtEDGE customer service at 888-997-2227.

EBT card frequently asked questions

Information for retailers, farmers markets and direct marketing farmers

Retailers, farmers markets and direct marketing farmers may apply to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Electronic Benefit Transfer (SNAP-EBT) at their store or market locations by following the steps described on this page. There is no cost to apply to accept SNAP-EBT at your store or market locations. Learn more about applying to accept SNAP-EBT here.

NOTE: This application is for retail food stores, farmers' markets and direct marketing farmers that would like to accept SNAP-EBT. Retail food stores, farmers markets and director marketing farmers that wants to accept SNAP-EBT on their website or mobile app must be approved by FNS to accept SNAP, then they can apply to accept SNAP-EBT on their website or mobile APP. For more information about the online purchasing requirements visit Retailer Requirements to Provide Online Purchasing to SNAP Households | Food and Nutrition Service ( and SEMTAC - National Grocers Association.

Start accepting SNAP-EBT payments in 5 steps

Need to order a machine that accepts EBT payments? See step 5 below. 

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