If you are certified for food assistance in Arizona Your benefits will be deposited electronically on an EBT (electronic benefit transfer) card. That’s because it is the responsibility of the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) to administer Arizona food stamp benefits to households that. Eligible low income This is all you need to know!
Overview of Arizona EBT Card Balances
The Arizona EBT card is similar to a standard ATM or debit card. Also known as the Arizona QUEST card, each month food stamp benefits are deposited on your Arizona EBT card the same day.
You can access your Arizona EBT Card benefits by 5:00 AM the morning after they are posted to your QUEST Card account.
Benefits may be used to purchase approved food from qualifying retailers. Most grocery stores in Arizona accept QUEST Card as payment.
Arizona Nutrition Assistance Program
Benefits in your name will be transferred to the account. Fidelity Information Services (FIS) will issue a QUEST (Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT)) card.
This card can be used as a debit card to withdraw your cash benefits from ATMs with the QUEST symbol or use your nutrition benefits to purchase food.
You can use your QUEST card to make purchases from select retailers.
Outside of Arizona You are still allowed to use your EBT card. You will be notified to answer questions about using EBT when 10 percent or more of your benefits are spent outside of Arizona for a six-month period.
You are responsible for your use of your EBT card, personal identification number (PIN), and benefits.
Keep your pins private! If your Cash Assistance or Nutrition Assistance account is accessed and used on your card or an alternate EBT holder card, there is no replacement for benefits.
Benefits will not be considered for replacement until confirmed lost or stolen. and is limited to benefits that remain in your Electronic Benefit Transfer account as of the report date.
What is the Arizona Quest Card?
- The Arizona Quest Card is Arizona’s EBT card.
- EBT = Electronic Benefits Transfer
- EBT Card = A card that looks and functions like a debit or credit card. But it’s full of food stamps and/or cash benefits. You can use it at any store that accepts EBT.
- You will receive your Arizona Quest Card once you have been approved for benefits.
For this benefit program You must be a resident of Arizona.
to have qualifications You must have annual household income. (before tax) that is less than or equal to the following amounts:
|Annual household income limit (before tax)|
|Household size*||Highest income level (per year)|
*For households with more than eight people, add $5,746 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate management agency to ensure the most accurate approach.
Arizona EBT Payment Schedule
in arizona Food stamp benefits are deposited into your EBT card account during the first 13 days of the calendar month. When your payment is deposited it will be based on the first letter of your last name. Here’s the schedule:
|If the first letter of your last name is||Benefits are deposited at|
|A or B||1st day of the month|
|C or D||2nd day of the month|
|E or F||3rd day of the month|
|G or H||4th day of the month|
|I or J||5th day of the month|
|K or L||6th day of the month|
|M or N||7th day of the month|
|O or P||8th day of the month|
|Q or R||9th day of the month|
|Sort||10th day of the month|
|U or V||11th day of the month|
|W or||12th day of the month|
|Y or Z||13th day of the month|
Once your benefits have been deposited into your account You can start using those benefits with your Arizona EBT card to purchase eligible food items. For all approved food items
Stores that accept EBT online for shipping
As you know The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has started a pilot program. (Online Purchasing Pilot) to allow some grocery stores to begin accepting EBT cards online for grocery purchases. Including delivery service to your doorstep.
The grocery stores listed below have been approved for a pilot project that will offer the ability for EBT cardholders to purchase food online for delivery.
Where can I use my Arizona Ebt card?
You cannot use the Arizona EBT Card in the following locations:
- poker room
- card room
- Cigarette and marijuana shops
- adult entertainment business
- Nightclub/living room/tavern
- Tattoo and piercing shop
- Spa/massage shop
- Bingo Hall
- bail bond
- Race track
- Gun/ammo shop
- cruise ship
- psychic reader
Food and products that do not meet the criteria
- Hot food from the deli/meals eaten inside the restaurant
- Vitamins or medicine
- pet food
- Paper or cleaning products
- Alcohol/Tobacco products
For all approved food items Please see the list of foods eligible for food stamping.
Arizona doubles food dollars
Double Up Food Bucks Arizona (Double Up AZ) is a program adopted by Fair Food Network and the successful Double Up incentive model for fruits and vegetables.
The Double Up AZ initiative doubles the value of SNAP/EBT (formerly known as food stamps) benefits used at farmers markets across Arizona. Helping people bring healthy fruits and vegetables home with them. and supporting local growers
How to Check Your Arizona EBT Card Balance
There are three options for checking your Arizona QUEST Card balance. They are here:
Option 1 – Find your most recent purchase receipt.
One of the easiest ways to check your Arizona EBT card balance is to look for a recent purchase receipt or ATM receipt (for TANF recipients only).
You will see the current balance at the bottom of your card receipt. To check your balance using this form Please save all recent Arizona QUEST Card receipts.
Option 2 – Check your QUEST card balance over the phone.
Another option is to test your card balance by calling. 1-888-997-9333 Go to the Arizona EBT QUEST card customer service number to call.
Representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you get your QUEST card balance back. Make sure your EBT card number, 4-digit PIN, and Social Security Number (SSN) are ready before you call. leave
Enter your sixteen (16) digit EBT card number after you call. You will then hear the current food assistance or cash account balance. To receive information about the balance on the QUEST card, you must provide this information.
Option 3 – Check your QUEST card balance online.
The final option for checking your Arizona QUEST Card balance is online. You can find your EBT card balance online using Arizona. EBT Edge website.
Click the “Cardholder Login” button on the left side of the page when you are on the home page.
Continue accessing your EBT QUEST card balance by entering your user ID and password. When finished, click on the button. “Login”
If you don’t have an Arizona EBT Edge address, press the “Login Here” button to view your QUEST Card details online for the first time. You will see instructions on how to create your Arizona EBT Card account for online access.
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