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URGENT MESSAGE ABOUT YOUR ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER (EBT) CARD

If you used your EBT card at a Target store between November 27, 2013 and December 15, 2013, Target has reported that, during this time, criminals had access to some customer information.  To date, there have been no reports that California EBT cards and/or PINs have been compromised. We are not aware that your card has been used illegally by these criminals, but ask that you help us make sure that your EBT benefits are not stolen.

PLEASE CHANGE YOUR PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (PIN) RIGHT AWAY IF YOU USED YOUR EBT CARD AT TARGET BETWEEN 11/27/13 and 12/15/13 :

Call EBT Customer Service at 1-877-328-9677 to change your PIN number. You will need to have your social security number.

If you do not have a social security number, please go into your local county office to change your PIN.

 

CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps) and cash aid benefits come on a plastic card that you can use just like a debit or ATM card. It is called an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.
 

EBT signs are posted on store doors, in check-out lanes, at automated teller machines (ATM) and point-of-sale (POS) machines tell you if your EBT card can be used at that store or machine.

Starting September 21, 2009, you can access the EBT Client Website at http://www.ebt.ca.gov in English and / or Spanish to:

  • Check your CalFresh and cash benefit balances,
  • See your EBT card use history, and
  • Find places to use your EBT card, including surcharge-free* cash locations.

To find stores in San Diego County that accept CalFresh/SNAP EBT cards, click: SNAP Retailer Locator
 

 Additional Information

To find out if you may be eligible to receive CalFresh/SNAP, you can complete the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Pre-Screening Tool.

If you have any questions, call ACCESS toll-free at 866-262-9881, or e-mail ACCESS.