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EBT and EFT Make Getting Benefits Easier

Electronic Benefits Transfer and Electronic Funds Transfer

EBT CardIf you receive food assistance, you will be issued an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Card. This card is also called a "Quest Card". You use this card like a debit card to purchase food items at stores. You will be given a detailed booklet describing how to use your card when you are approved for benefits.

You can access your EBT card information online.

For more information, read: How to Use Your Washington EBT QUEST Card PDF file

  • This pamphlet is available in other languages. Publication number 22-310, "How To Use Your Washington Quest Card."

If you are receiving cash assistance, you will have the option of having your benefits issued to your EBT card or having your benefits deposited by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) into your checking or savings account. Your case worker can give you more information on how you can set up direct deposit for your benefits.

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How to Apply For and Use Basic Food Benefits
DSHS Publication 22-297. A 16 page booklet in several Languages: