Summer EBT

A one-time summer benefit amount of $120 will be issued to each eligible child. Benefit cards will be mailed to eligible children beginning in early June.

 

Your benefits will be issued on a Summer EBT card and mailed to the address provided by your school. Once mailed, cards may take a few weeks to reach your address. Please confirm your preferred summer address with your school district.

Once you have received your Summer EBT card, you can check the balance of benefits. To check your balance, you can:

  • Go to NJFamiliesFirst.com or download the “ConnectEBT” app in the Apple App store or Google Play store to create an account to view your current card balance and transaction history.
  • Call EBT Customer Service at 1-800-997-3333 to use the automated phone system to get your balance.
  • Check your last store receipt. 

Image of front and back of an example EBT card

Activating the EBT Card

Instructions on how to activate your Summer EBT card are included in the envelope with your card. If you have any problems activating your card, call the number on the back of your card (1-800-997-3333). 

Please do not call this number if you did not receive a Summer EBT card. If you did not receive a card, you must contact your school district to ensure they have determined your child as eligible and have the correct summer address for the student.

I’m having trouble activating my card, what should I do?

If prompted to enter the last four digits of the social security number, enter 0000. If you still have an issue, contact your school to confirm the DOB on file and use that DOB to activate your card. If you need additional assistance, call 1-800-997-3333. 


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