Electronic Benefits Transfer

The Electronic Benefits Transfer (PDF) system replaced the issuance of checks and food coupons to eligible Temporary Assistance for Needy Families/Emergency Assistance/New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (TANF/GA/NJ SNAP) clients and made their cash and food benefits available to them through an electronic benefit account. To access their cash and food benefits, TANF/GA/NJ SNAP clients utilize their Families First cards.

Using the Card

Your card can be used at the grocery store and online at Amazon, Walmart, ShopRite, and The Fresh Grocer. Recipients seeking to order from Walmart or Shoprite should check with their local stores about online SNAP availability.

Your card would be used like a debit card, to spend your NJ SNAP benefits. You will need to enter a secret Personal Identification Number (PIN), which should never be shared with anyone.