The global pandemic that we are experiencing today made a huge impact on our economy. Most companies were either forced to shut down completely or had to lay off their employees to cope up with the financial losses. Most of the low-income working people and those who are already senior citizens are now relying greatly on the SNAP program (formerly known as Food Stamp) to meet their basic necessities. Part of this program is the EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) that allows the participant to pay for food using their SNAP Benefits. Interestingly, there is also an app that allows EBT users not just to check their balances but also provide them with the opportunity to earn and save money, especially during this crucial time. Fresh EBT is the most secure and fastest way to check your food stamp balance on your phone.
How Fresh EBT Works?
Using the Fresh EBT app is not really complicated as it sounds. This app comes with a very simple user interface that everyone can easily navigate and explore. The core function of the app is to allow SNAP participants to check their EBT balances in the most convenient way possible. Provided that you are already an EBT user, the first thing you need to do is to download the Fresh EBT app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Since Fresh EBT only works as a third-party app for your EBT, the app will require you to enter your EBT details. Fresh EBT will ask for your credentials including your EBT Card Credentials, Social Security Number, Location, Email address or Phone Number, and of course, your EBT Account User ID and Password. When you open the app, it initiates a request directly to the processor’s portal on your behalf.
After successfully authenticating your account, you will now be prompted to your dashboard. There is a navigation panel above the screen giving you access to three main icons; Manage, Save, and Earn. The Manage section of the app will instantly display your remaining food stamp balances and your cash benefits. It also shares a recommended weekly budget to help you save and manage your benefits wisely. To save more money, simply tap the Save icon from the navigation panel. This will showcase all the available coupons, deals, and discount offers that you can grab. The fresh EBT app will not just help you save money but it also serves as a platform of opportunity. The Earn section of the app will list down all the job openings that are available for you.
Manage Your EBT Balances –The app allows you to check your EBT balance instantly (no phone calls or receipts needed). It also allows you to track all your purchases and you get a notification on your regular deposit date.
Save Money-Find stores that accept EBT on the Near Me map and clip coupons directly to your grocery store loyalty card to save money when you shop.
Earning Opportunities-Browse additional resources to help you save and earn money, including other government benefits, flexible job opportunities, local food banks, free Android phones, and exclusive deals on Fresh EBT.
Safe and Secure– Fresh EBT does not store, transmit, or sell your personal data to any third party. All communication with the app is fully encrypted. Fresh EBT lets you view your benefit information but you cannot make a transaction with the app, so your benefits are safe.
Download & Install Fresh EBT
- Fresh EBT requires an Android version 5.0 or higher
- It has a Content Rating of (3+)
- For Android, the app size is 7.5 MB so it won’t really hurt much of your phone storage
- Fresh EBT requires a stable Internet connection.
- The app will ask you to grant permission to access Location, and more.
- Fresh EBT for iOS requires iOS version 11.0 or later
- This app is compatible with various Apple products (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch)
- The Age Rating for Fresh EBT is (4+)
- Fresh EBT for iOS is currently on its version 3.8.3 with recent updates providing improvements, brand new offers, and more
- The download size for iOS is 21.4 MB
- The app is available only in the English language