How To Use An EBT Card Without A PIN
In this resource guide, I will answer the question of whether or not you can use an EBT card without a PIN.
If you have food stamps in Texas, you likely understand the importance of the 4-digit pin number that is assigned to your EBT card. This is a number that you must enter to make purchases with your food stamps card.
If you have forgotten your EBT card’s PIN number, this article will let you know whether or not it is needed to make food purchases.
How Can I Use An EBT Card Without A PIN?
You cannot use your EBT card without your PIN. The 4-digit PIN is needed to make purchases with your food stamp card. If you cannot remember your EBT card’s PIN number, simply call the Lone Star Card help desk at 800.777.7328 to have your PIN changed.
How Can I Get My EBT Card Number Online?
You cannot obtain your EBT card number online. The only ways that you can get your EBT card number is by:
- Visiting a Texas food stamp office.
- Calling the Lone Star helpdesk at 800.777.7328.
Again, you will not be able to get your Texas food stamp card number online. Instead, you will need to call 800.777.7328.
Can I Buy Food Without My EBT Card?
You will need your Texas EBT card to make in-store purchases. Making it necessary to show your card for SNAP benefit purchases at retailers like Walmart or Kroger helps to protect you from food stamp fraud.
If this rule did not exist someone could memorize your EBT card’s information and make purchases anytime.
You cannot use a Texas EBT card without your PIN. If you have forgotten your PIN number you have a few options. To find out the PIN number for your EBT card you can either visit a Texas food stamp office or call the Lone Star Card help desk at 800.777.7328.
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Nick Bryant is a Counselor with 11 years of experience working in community health. He enjoys concerts, walks with the doggo and wife, mocking Dallas Cowboy fans, and sharing community resources. Jump on the Houston Case Managers email list to receive weekly community resource guides delivered directly to your inbox.