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Does ebt mean.food stamps?

I'm out black.Friday shopping and I Just saw it on a sign for a clothing store

I'm not 100% sure since I've never been on food stamps but I know this is the place to ask.
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by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 1:38 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 8 on Nov. 23, 2012 at 1:44 AM

Yes...but what do you mean by (you know this is the place to ask...)

Mrs.Bryant1201
by Platinum Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 1:44 AM

They accept cash assistance for clothing. I worked at a department store that accepted EBT. Only had one customer use it and she was shopping with foster kids for school clothes were on clearance.

jeannie39
by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 1:46 AM

 PA cash payments come on the EBT cards instead of paper checks in the mail. I've used FS before and the machine asked if you want cash back. The 1st time I saw it, I was like WTF? The cashier told me, They don't get cash back from the FS, they only get it if they have cash left from their monthly payment.

LoveMyLos
by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 1:48 AM
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Ebt at a clothes store? Ridiculous.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 9 on Nov. 23, 2012 at 1:49 AM
EBT is a card that has funds from: SNAP (food stamps), TANF (cash assistance), SSI, disability, or child support.

Some government employees even have petty cash funds loaded in them.

It has a variety of functions.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 10 on Nov. 23, 2012 at 1:50 AM
It simply means that she knew of she asked here someone would know.what's so bad about that ?


Quoting Anonymous:

Yes...but what do you mean by (you know this is the place to ask...)


Anonymous
by Anonymous 9 on Nov. 23, 2012 at 1:50 AM
Why is it ridiculous?

EBT cards have a variety of funds on them, not just food stamps.

Quoting LoveMyLos:

Ebt at a clothes store? Ridiculous.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 11 on Nov. 23, 2012 at 1:54 AM

 my FS comes in my EBT card.... but before i push in the pin, i have to push whether i'm using it for food or cash--- somewhat like debit/credit option. i dont get the cash assistance tho

Anonymous
by Anonymous 12 on Nov. 23, 2012 at 1:56 AM

Yes EBT mean food stamps .

Why are you asking?

Is there a store that is taking EBT as a form of payment for things other than food ?

FoxFire363
by Ruby Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 2:09 AM

It can also mean cash assistance, or child support. My child support goes on an ebt card because it is collected through the attorney general's office. 

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