Question: What Stores Can I Use My EBT Card?

Where can I use food stamps?

Much like a credit or debit card, you can use your EBT card to buy eligible food items. You must buy them from: Authorized SNAP grocery stores. Participating farmers markets.

The Illinois Link card can be used in all 50 states at most grocery stores and ATMs. Look for a display that the store accepts Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards. Current Cardholders may access their SNAP (food stamp) and cash benefits at Point of Sale (POS) terminals at most grocery stores.

What fast food places can I use my EBT card?

Restaurants that accept EBT include:

  • Burger King.
  • Carl’s Jr.
  • Church’s Chicken.
  • Del Taco.
  • Denny’s.
  • Domino’s Pizza.
  • Great Steaks.
  • Jamba Juice.

Can I buy something with EBT card and return it for cash?

Yes, you may return or refund an item bought with a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, so long as store policy allows it. Cash refunds are not allowed for food items purchased with SNAP benefits under any circumstances.

Do Cashiers know when you use EBT?

If you use your EBT card, the cashier will know that you receive supplemental nutrition assistance because you have to tell the machine which card you are using. If you have government cash assistance, you can use the cash portion of your card to pay for your food after you have paid for all of the food.

Can I withdraw cash from my SNAP card?

All states issue Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as food stamps, through EBT cards. SNAP benefits can only be used to purchase food items and cannot be used to withdraw cash. At least 25 states have laws placing restrictions or prohibitions on the use of EBT cards.

How do I get cash from my SNAP card?

Withdraw cash from an ATM machine.

  1. Make sure it’s safe. Only use ATMs in clean, well-lit places.
  2. Know your balance.
  3. Follow the directions on the ATM screen.
  4. Insert your EBT card.
  5. Enter your secret PIN.
  6. Press Withdrawal.
  7. Press Checking.
  8. Enter the dollar amount you want.

You will receive your Illinois Link card through the mail at the address you gave to your local DHS office. Please allow seven (7) days for mail delivery. If you were approved for benefits but have not received your card within 10 days, contact your caseworker.