Using Your Benefits
Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card
To use your General Assistance benefits you will get a plastic EBT card, also known as the Golden State Advantage card. You can use it just like a debit or ATM card by entering a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN). For security the PIN will be sent in a separate mailing, follow instructions to change PIN.
How to check your EBT card balance, buying history and places to use your EBT card;
Protect yourself against scams, always keep your EBT card and PIN safe and secret. If you receive a text, email or phone call asking for your EBT card number or PIN, DO NOT provide your information, this is a SCAM!
If you lose your EBT card or are a victim of a scam call 1-877-328-9677.
Places Where You Can Use Your EBT Card
You can use your EBT card at any store or ATM that displays the Quest mark, to find locations visit: CA EBT Locator
Some locations charge a fee for using your EBT card, find out how to Get Your Cash Benefits at NO Cost!