You can only receive cash back if you have both cash welfare (TAFDC) benefits and SNAP/food stamp benefits on your card.
If you want to use your cash welfare benefits to buy food or get cash back, you have to swipe your EBT card in the machine a second time.
Can I withdraw money from my EBT card?
If you qualify for basic food benefits, you can use your Washington EBT Quest Card to buy eligible food items at any participating store. If you qualify for cash benefits, you can use your Washington EBT Quest Card to get cash or pay for purchases at participating stores, and withdraw your benefits at ATMs.
Where can I withdraw money from my EBT card for free?
Surcharge-Free ATMs for EBT
- All Bank of America ATMs are free with EBT cards. Find a Bank of America ATM.
- All Citibank ATMs are free with EBT cards.
- Cardtronics ATMs are free ONLY if you find them inside a Safeway or Vons grocery store.
- In July 2018, California changed the network of surcharge-free ATMs for EBT cards.
Where can I use EBT cash?
Cash benefits may also be accessed at participating ATM and authorized retail store locations. Your EBT card and Personal Identification Number (PIN) are used at authorized retail stores with your cash or SNAP benefits.
Is it illegal to sell food stamps for cash?
Trafficking is the buying or selling of SNAP benefits by individuals or retailers. The buyer, who takes unlawful possession of food stamps valued at more than $100, is committing a felony. When the amount is less than $100, the crime is a misdemeanor. Penalties vary by jurisdiction for the SNAP beneficiary.15 Jun 2017