Vermont EBT: How To Use Your Card


At Participating Stores

  1. Know your balance before you go.
  2. Swipe your card through the Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal or hand it to the cashier.
  3. Select the account you want charged: FOOD or CASH.
  4. Enter your 4-digit PIN, then OK or ENTER.
  5. After the cashier enters the purchase amount, press YES if it’s correct.
  6. When the cashier gives you your receipt1, make sure it’s accurate.
  7. Keep the receipt1. It tells you how much is left in your account. You can also call 1-800-914-8605 to get your account balance.

At Participating ATM Machines

  1. Know your balance before you go.
  2. Insert or swipe your card. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. Enter your 4-digit PIN, then OK or ENTER.
  4. Select WITHDRAW CASH and then CHECKING.
  5. Enter the amount you’d like in whole dollar amounts (e.g., $20, $40, $60).
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  7. Keep the receipt1. It tells you how much is left in your account. You can also call 1-800-914-8605 to get your account balance.

At Participating Farmers’ Markets

  1. Visit the EBT/Debit stand at the market.
  2. Tell the person you want to use your EBT card and how much you want to spend.
  3. Swipe your card in the machine.
  4. Enter your PIN, then FOOD or CASH.
  5. The person will give you wooden tokens you can use to buy products at the market: $1 tokens for FOOD and $5 tokens for CASH. The $1 tokens may only be used to buy food eligible under 3SquaresVT rules.
  6. Keep the receipt1. It tells you how much is left in your account. You can also call 1-800-914-8605 to get your account balance.

Footnote:

1.  Your receipt should include the date, merchant’s name and location, and transaction type and amount.