EBT

Electronics Benefits Transfer

Electronic benefits transfer (EBT) acceptance is simple with 1st US Merchant Services®, and an easy way to attract new customers and increase your retention of existing customers while supporting your community.

Electronic benefits from the government are administered via payment cards to tens of millions of recipients each month. Participating programs include SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps), Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF) and general state-sponsored programs like unemployment and energy assistance benefits. Recipients make purchases with their card at participating merchants and can also receive cash back at businesses that accept TANF (cash back is prohibited with SNAP benefits).

Among the most common electronic benefit purchases are groceries, rent and mortgages, clothing, personal care, household items, utilities and transportation. As a result, many businesses can benefit from accepting EBT, including retail stores and supermarkets, residential landlords, public and private utility providers, laundromats and private transportation services.

Help increase profits and build good will among your customers with EBT. 1st US Merchant Services can guide you through the process and help you get started — contact a sales representative today.