If you receive food or cash assistance benefits in Texas and have a Lone Star EBT Card, there are several ways you can check the balance on your card. In this post, we will provide you with all of details on the three ways you can get your Texas EBT balance.
In addition, we will also provide you with step-by-step instructions on how login to your Texas EBT online account using the YourTexasBenefits website.
For help checking your Texas EBT balance and login, continue reading below.
This post on Texas EBT Balance and Login will cover:
- What is Texas EBT?
- How to Check your Texas EBT Balance
- Texas EBT Login Instructions
- TX EBT Card Customer Service Number
- Texas EBT FAQs
What is the Texas EBT?
The Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for administering the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Card to eligible benefit recipients.
The Texas EBT Card, also called the TX Lone Star card is used for food stamps (SNAP) and cash benefits (TANF) cash benefits.
If you are approved for food or cash assistance in Texas, your benefits will be deposited electronically onto your TX EBT Card each month.
Benefits can be redeemed directly from your Texas EBT Card at an eligible store or online.
The TX EBT Card can be used just like a normal plastic, debit card.
When you receive your card, you will be provided with instructions on how to activate your card and register your 4-digit PIN.
To find out how to check your Texas EBT Balance, keep reading below.
Texas EBT Balance Check Instructions
There are four ways you can check your Texas EBT balance – online, in-person, by phone and at an ATM.
Follow the instructions below on the four ways you can complete the Texas EBT balance check for your Lone Star Card benefits.
Option #1 – Check your Last Receipt
The quickest and easiest way to get your Texas Lone Star Card balance is with your most recent receipt.
Once you locate your last receipt, your current remaining Texas EBT balance will be listed at the bottom. of your grocery store receipt or the ATM receipt if you also get cash benefits.
You should get in the habit of keeping your most current EBT receipt, that way, you always have a quick way to check your Texas EBT balance before you shop.
Option #2 – Call Texas EBT Customer Service
The second way you can check your Texas EBT Card balance is by phone.
Call the TX Lone Star EBT Customer Service Number at 1-800-777-7328.
The Texas EBT Customer Service phone number is also listed on the back of your Lone Star Card.
The Customer Service Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
After you call, enter your 16-digit EBT card number and PIN. Once complete, you will receive your current TX SNAP or cash benefits balance.
Option #3 – Visit an ATM or POS machine
The third option to check your Texas EBT balance is at an ATM or POS machine.
First, you can check your cash account balance at an ATM.
In addition, you can check your Texas Lone Star balance at a POS machine (cashier) at any store before making a purchase.
Option #4 – Online the Your Texas Benefits Website
The last option for checking your TX Lone Star balance is online at the Your Texas Benefits website.
To check your Texas EBT balance, login to your online account at www.yourtexasbenefits.com.
For help logging into YourTexasBenefits online account, follow the instructions provided below.
Texas EBT Login Instructions
Follow the step-by-step Texas EBT Login instructions to gain access to YourTexasBenefits online account.
Step 1 – Visit the Your Texas Benefits Website
The first step to completing the Texas EBT login is to visit the Your Texas Benefits website.
You can visit the website at www.yourtexasbenefits.com.
Step 2 – Manage your Benefits
Once on the website, locate the “Manage” button at the top-right of the page and click it.
After that, find and click the “Log In Now” button.
For help, please see the screenshot below.
Step 3 – Enter your Texas EBT User Name & Password
Next, a login section will pop-up on your page. Now enter Your Texas Benefits Username and Password.
Once complete, click the blue “Log In” button.
If you entered the correct information, you should now be logged into your Texas EBT account. You can view your most recent transactions, as well as current TX EBT balance.
For more help with your Texas EBT Card, continue reading to find out how to contact customer service.
Texas EBT Customer Service Number
Need help with your Texas EBT Card? Customer Service is available to help you.
Contact a customer service representative for help with your TX Lone Star Card by calling the Texas EBT Customer Service Number below.
Texas Lone Star EBT Phone Number: 1-800-777-7328
Texas EBT Customer Service can help you with:
- Reporting Lost or Stolen EBT Card
- Getting a Replacement Texas EBT Card
- How to Change Your Pin
- Transaction Disputes
- Using Your Card out of State
Texas Food Stamps Customer Service
If you need further assistance with your SNAP benefits, you can contact your local county HHS office.
In addition, for more help with your Texas EBT Card, contact your local county assistance office (TX HHS).
You can also call the Texas SNAP Customer Service Center at 1-877-541-7905.
Customer Service representatives are available to help you Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm Central Time.
If you are hearing impaired or deaf, please contact TDD Services by calling TX Relay Services at 211.
Texas EBT FAQs
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the Texas EBT Card:
When are food stamps deposited in Texas?
Texas food stamp benefits are deposited on the TX Lone Star Card based on the last digit of your EDG Number.
Here is the Texas SNAP EBT Deposit Schedule for 2022:
|Last digit of your EDG Number||Benefits Deposit Date|
|0||1st of the month|
|1||3rd of the month|
|2||5th of the month|
|3||6th of the month|
|4||7th of the month|
|5||9th of the month|
|6||11th of the month|
|7||12th of the month|
|8||13th of the month|
|9||15th of the month|
Once your benefits are deposited into your account, you can begin using them on your Texas EBT Card.
Get more information about when you’ll receive your Texas food stamp benefits in our Texas EBT Deposit Schedule for 2022.
What can I buy with a Texas EBT?
Your Texas EBT Card can be used to purchase any eligible food items that can be consumed or prepared at home.
Here is the list of eligible items you can buy with your Texas EBT Card:
- Alcohol Mixers
- Baby Food (for example, infant formula, cereals, juices)
- Baker’s yeast
- Bottled water
- Baked Goods
- Breads and Cereals
- Cakes that are more than 50% edible
- Cooking Ingredients
- Corn Husks
- Dairy Products
- Deli food (for example, cold sandwiches, subs, sushi, salads)
- Energy Drinks with a Nutrition Label
- Frozen foods (for example, Entrees, Frozen Dinners, frozen vegetables, and fruits)
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Gift baskets (if the value of food item is at least 50% of the total price)
- Ice (such as, cubed, bagged, or blocked)
- Ice Cream
- Lunch Meat
- Meats, Fish, Seafood, and Poultry
- Non-Alcoholic Beverages
- Nutrition and Dietary Supplements
- Organic foods
- Rotisserie Chicken (If it is in a cold display case)
- Slimfast, Muscle Milk, Ensure
- Soft Drinks (Soda)
- Sushi (deli packaged sushi to go)
- Uncooked Pizza
- Vegan foods
- Vegetable Plants
Access the complete list of what you can buy with your Texas EBT Card.
What does Texas EBT not cover?
Your Texas EBT Card can not be used to purchase any hot or prepared food item, as well as any non-food items.
Here is a list of items that your EBT does not cover:
- Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes, or tobacco
- Soaps, paper products, cosmetics, grooming items
- Pet food (for example, dog food, cat food, etc.)
- Vitamins or medicines
- Food that will be eaten in the store
- Hot foods
Other Items you cannot buy with your EBT Card include:
- Cod liver oil
- Cough drops
- Crabs (cooked and hot)
- Dietary Supplements (for example, GNC, and most protein powders)
- Dry ice
- Energy drinks with Supplement Information labels (for example, 5-Hour Energy)
- Fertilizer and insecticides
- Flax oil
- Fountain Drinks
- Gift baskets (if the food part of the gift basket is less than 50% of the total price)
- Ice cream cone/sundae
- Livestock (for example, live animals or birds)
- Cakes (that are more than 50% non-edible)
- Toilet paper
Can I use Texas EBT to Buy Groceries Online?
Great News for Texas SNAP EBT Recipients!! You can now shop for groceries online with your SNAP EBT.
Currently, you can shop online with your Texas EBT Card at the following retailers:
- Brookshire’s Food and Pharmacy
- FRESH by Brookshire’s
- Joe V’s Smart Shop
- Sam’s Club Scan and Go
- Spring Market
- Sprouts Farmers Market
- Super 1 Foods
As noted above, you can also use your EBT card for online grocery purchases at ALDI via Instacart.
Using the Instacart app, you can now shop and select from ALDI’s EBT SNAP-eligible products.
Once items are added to your cart, you will be able to select how much of your EBT benefits you would like to allocate to the order.
How do I dispute an authorized charge on my Texas EBT Card account?
If your Texas EBT Card has been charged for something that you did not authorize or purchase, an adjustment may be completed to reclaim your funds and settle the transaction.
You have 90 days from the date of the transaction to dispute a transaction on your Texas EBT Card account.
Please contact your local Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) office or call 1-800-777-7328 to speak to a live person.
For more help, find out how to Report Food Stamps Fraud in Texas.
Does food stamps roll over in Texas?
Yes, if you do not use all your Texas food stamps in one month you will not lose them. Your food stamps will roll over and stay in your Texas EBT Card for one year from the date they were added to your account. That means next time benefits are put into your account, they are added to what is still in there.
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