If you have received a new or replacement California EBT or P-EBT card or have an existing card and would like to log in to your www.ebt.ca.gov account online, we can help. In this post, we will review the process to create an ebt.ca.gov and how to successfully log in to your account.
Also, if you have forgotten your password, we have information on how to reset your password.
Additionally, we will provide you with important information regarding your California EBT card, including grocery stores that take CA EBT online, restaurants that take CA EBT, and how you can get Amazon Prime Membership for $5.99/month.
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The ebt.ca.gov website allows you to view your California EBT Card (Golden State Advantage Card) or P-EBT information online.
To login to your EBT or P-EBT Cardholder portal or to create a new account, continue reading below to see our full list by state.
With an ebt.ca.gov EBT Cardholder portal account, you can:
See below for ebt.ca.gov cardholder portal login information.
Before you can login to your www.ebt.ca.gov cardholder account and view your California EBT or P-EBT account, you first have to create an account (register).
Here’s how to create an account:
To start creating your ebt.ca.gov account, visit the ebt.ca.gov website at https://www.ebt.ca.gov/.
Once you are on the homepage you will need to locate the “First time logging in?” button, which is usually located at the bottom of the site (see image below).
Click on the “First time logging in?” button to proceed with the process.
Next, you will be taken to a page like the one below where you will be required to enter the following information to create your account as shown below:
Note that your User ID must be 4-35 characters in length and must contain at least one letter and may include special characters (!@#$%&).
Additionally, your password must be 8 – 16 characters in length, and include 1 uppercase letter, 1 lowercase letter, 1 number, and may include special characters (!@#$%&).
Once you have entered the requested information, click “Register” to complete the process.
Next, you will be taken to the page below, which is your indication that you have successfully created an ebt.ca.gov account.
If you get an error message, the pop-up will tell you what information is incorrect.
Note that the information you enter will be matched to California Department of Social Services (CDSS) data to make sure you are an EBT cardholder.
It is therefore important to make sure the information you provide (Birth month and year, EBT Card Number, and EBT Case Number) matches what the CDSS has on file.
You can return to the login page here to view your account or follow the instructions below.
Follow the instructions below for help logging in to your ebt.ca.gov online account.
To begin the login process for your ebt.ca.gov account, visit the ebt.ca.gov website at https://www.ebt.ca.gov/.
Once you are on the homepage you will see the login information page for your User ID and Password, as shown below.
Next, enter your account User ID and password, as shown above.
Once you enter the correct User ID and password, click “Login” to continue, as shown by the image above.
If you entered the correct User ID and password, you will be automatically taken to your EBT account page.
Once there, you can perform a variety of tasks. You can:
If you forgot your password, click on the “Forgot Your Password?” link as shown in the image below.
Next, you will be taken to a page like the one below where you will be required to enter the following information to retrieve your password:
Once you have entered the requested information, click “Reset Password” for instructions on how to reset your password.
The Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) allows CalFresh recipients who are 60 years of age or older, disabled, or homeless to use their CalFresh benefits to purchase lower-cost prepared meals at approved participating restaurants in certain counties.
If you fit one of the groups described above, you can use your CalFresh California EBT card at select restaurants and fast-food chains throughout the state.
Currently, the restaurant meals program is active in the following counties:
A recent bill passed by the California legislature (Assembly Bill 942) has expanded the RMP to all counties in California.
As of September 1, 2021, The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) announced that the RMP has expanded to a statewide program.
The CDSS plans to have RMP restaurant vendors in every county in the coming years!
Therefore, as a result of this legislation, Solano CalFresh recipients who meet the eligibility requirements for the RMP (are 60 years of age or older, disabled, or homeless) can use their benefits to purchase food at restaurants statewide in counties that are participating in the program.
Click here to find a participating restaurant near you.
Restaurants participating in the program will display the sign below going forward:
Grocery Stores that accept California EBT Online for Delivery
If you are a CalFresh EBT Cardholder, you can now use your EBT card online to buy groceries for delivery!
Below is the current list of grocery stores that accept EBT in California for delivery (and pickup).
Each store has a slightly different process of how to purchase EBT eligible items online and use your EBT card at checkout.
Therefore, be sure to familiarize yourself with the process, including how to add your CalFresh EBT card online to make purchases.
You can check out our detailed step-by-step process on how to use your CalFresh EBT card online for delivery or pickup.
You can use your CalFresh EBT card to shop online for delivery and pick-up at the following grocery stores:
If you have a SNAP EBT Card, you can now sign up for Amazon Prime EBT Discount and get all the great benefits that come with Prime membership, at a fraction of the cost.
Amazon wants to make Amazon Prime membership more affordable to low-income households.
The regular Amazon Prime membership is $12.99 a month. However, if you have an EBT Card, you can get Prime Membership for $5.99. That’s over 50% off the regular price.
The table below shows how the EBT and Medicaid discount on Amazon Prime compares to the other Amazon Prime memberships.
|Amazon Prime Membership||Price||Full Prime benefits|
|Amazon Prime month-to-month||$12.99/mo.||✓|
|Amazon Prime annual||$119/yr.||✓|
|Prime Student (monthly)||$6.49/mo.||✓|
|Prime Student (annual)||$59/yr.||✓|
|Amazon Prime EBT/Medicaid cardholders||$5.99/mo. (max. 4 yrs.)||✓|
Click on the image below to sign up:
We hope this post on ebt.ca.gov was helpful.
If you have further questions about California SNAP or CalFresh EBT Card, P-EBT, please let us know in the comments section below.
Be sure to check out our other articles about CalFresh and CalFresh EBT, including:
Emergency Allotment for CalFresh – Extra Food Stamps for 2021
Restaurants that Take CalFresh in California
How to Apply for California P-EBT
California P-EBT Extension for 2020/2021
CalFresh Account Login Help
CalFresh Income Limits for 2021
May 2021 California Extra Allotment
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