Knowing when you’ll receive your EBT benefits can help you organize your grocery budget, meal plans, and monthly bills.
Both food assistance and cash benefits will usually appear on your EBT card between midnight and 9 a.m. on the deposit date, but the timing varies by state.
Your deposit date will also vary depending on your state’s EBT issuance schedule.
We list the deposit time for each state, plus how to confirm your deposit date below.
EBT Card Deposit Times by State
We viewed each state’s EBT program documentation and contacted EBT customer service to compile the deposit times detailed in the table below.
Your exact deposit time may vary within these guidelines. (For instance, if the state issues benefits after 6 a.m., you might receive yours at 8:45 a.m. or 9:30 a.m.)
To confirm that you’ve received your deposit on time, see my related research on how to check your EBT balance.
Within the table, you can select each state name to view the issuance schedule and confirm your date of deposit.
If your EBT deposit doesn’t appear on your card as expected, you’ll need to contact your state’s EBT customer service line.
Benefits agents told me that if you don’t receive your deposit, you should always call the EBT hotline rather than report it through your online account or app.
See my research on lost EBT cards for the list of each state’s EBT contact number.
Using Your Benefits
Once you’ve received your deposit, find out how and where to use your benefits with my lists of the SNAP-approved items you can buy with EBT, grocery stores that accept EBT, and food delivery services that take EBT cards.
- Chase Bank customer service (800) 935-9935
- Wells Fargo customer service (800) 869-3557