Receiving Nutrition Assistance Benefits
(formerly the Food Stamp Program)

How will I receive my Nutrition Assistance (NA) benefits?

After the eligibility interview, you will be mailed a QUEST Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card issued by JP Morgan. The card generally arrives before the eligibility notice. Please note: you may receive the EBT card even if you are not eligible. The EBT card works just like an ATM/debit card and can be used at most local grocery stores and stores where QUEST is accepted. Learn more about what you can buy with your EBT card.

Read more about the EBT card and refer to the pamphlet Information about using your Arizona EBT Card (1628 KB PDF) for a guide on selecting your pin.


When will I receive my NA benefits?

After your initial month, NA benefits will be available on your EBT card according to the following schedule:


EBT Benefits Schedule
 Last Name    EBT Benefits available         Last Name    EBT Benefits available 
 A - B  1st day of month    O - P  8th day of month
 C - D  2nd day of month    Q - R  9th day of month
 E - F  3rd day of month    S - T  10th day of month
 G - H  4th day of month    U - V  11th day of month
 I - J  5th day of month    W - X  12th day of month
 K - L  6th day of month    Y - Z  13th day of month
 M - N  7th day of month      

You may monitor your Nutrition Assistance benefit information, including your monthly amount, on-line at MyFamilyBenefits.

Are there any additional requirements?

Yes, to continue receiving benefits you are required to renew your benefits on a regular basis.  Learn more.

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