Activate Lifeincheck EBT Card [UPDATE]

EBT from LifeInCheck(TM), helps you save money on prescriptions and eat more. It also simplifies shopping for healthy foods with simple-to-use nutritional information. You can connect directly to your State SNAP/food stamp provider and know in real-time if there are any changes to your benefits.

3 Steps To Activate EBT card via Mobile App

1) Search and download LifeInCheck(tm), EBT via the App Store

2) Registering is easy

  • Date of birth
  • Number of EBT card
  • Social security number
  • Email address
  • Telephone number

3) Choose security questions, create passwords, and choose a PIN (unless already have one).

YOU ARE ALL SET! We hope that you find the tools useful!

Activate EBT Card Online via

  • You will need your EBT card, and personal information to register.
  • You can register through and then use the app by entering your username and password.
  • You must activate your card before you can use it to receive your benefits.
  • Call the customer service line at 1-888-997-1117 to activate your card.

Feature Overview

  • Balance Inquiries– View real-time benefit balances from the homepage
  • Benefits Schedule – Know when your next SNAP deposit is due
  • Transaction History– Keep track of where you shop and how much you spend
  • Card Management: Select your PIN to activate/request an EBT or deactivate it
  • Self-Service – FAQs and Troubleshooting
  • Retailer Locator – Find nearby SNAP-approved stores via your zip code
  • Language Preferences Available in English and Spanish
  • Louisiana is the only state where LifeInCheck(tm), EBT, is available.

How to Use Your Purchase Card

  • 1) Insert your card or swipe it.
  • 2) Select “English” or Spanish
  • 3) Enter your Personal Identity Number (PIN), and then press the “OK”, or “Enter” keys.
  • 4) Click on the key marked “Withdraw cash” and then click “Checking”.
  • 5) Type the amount you would like in whole dollars (e.g. $20, $40, $60 etc. ).
  • 6) Some machines will only accept cash in specific amounts like $5, $10, or $20 bills.
  • 7) Get your cash, receipt, and card.
  • 8) Add up your cash and compare it with your receipt.

Keep your receipt in order to know your balance when you next need it.


Q1: What is a LifeInCheck EBT card?
The LifeInCheck EBT card is an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card issued by the government to eligible individuals and families participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It allows users to access and redeem their SNAP benefits for eligible food items.

Q2: How do I activate my LifeInCheck EBT card?
To activate your LifeInCheck EBT card, follow these steps:
1. Locate the activation instructions provided with your card. This may be included in the card package or mailed separately.
2. Call the toll-free number provided on the card or follow the activation instructions mentioned in the materials.
3. Follow the automated prompts or speak to a customer service representative to activate your card.
4. Provide the necessary information, such as your EBT card number, personal details, and any additional verification information.
5. Once the activation is complete, your LifeInCheck EBT card will be ready to use.

Q3: Can I activate my LifeInCheck EBT card online?
The activation process for LifeInCheck EBT cards varies by state. While some states offer online activation options, others may require activation through phone or in-person methods. It is best to refer to the activation instructions provided with your card or contact your state’s EBT customer service for specific guidelines.

Q4: Is there a specific time frame within which I must activate my LifeInCheck EBT card?
The specific time frame for activating your LifeInCheck EBT card may vary by state. It is generally recommended to activate your card as soon as you receive it to ensure access to your benefits. Refer to the instructions provided with your card or contact your state’s EBT customer service for any deadlines or time limits.

Q5: What information do I need to activate my LifeInCheck EBT card?
The information required to activate your LifeInCheck EBT card may include:
– Your EBT card number: This can typically be found on the front of your card.
– Personal identification details: This may include your name, date of birth, Social Security number, or other identifying information.
– Case number or recipient identification: This is a unique identifier associated with your SNAP benefits.

Q6: Can I use my LifeInCheck EBT card before activating it?
No, you cannot use your LifeInCheck EBT card for purchases until it is activated. Activation is necessary to verify your card and activate your SNAP benefits.

Q7: What should I do if I encounter issues while activating my LifeInCheck EBT card?
If you encounter any issues while activating your LifeInCheck EBT card, such as entering incorrect information or experiencing technical difficulties, it is recommended to contact your state’s EBT customer service helpline. They can provide guidance, assist with the activation process, and help troubleshoot any problems you may be facing.

Q8: Can I activate my LifeInCheck EBT card in-person at an EBT office?
In some cases, it may be possible to activate your LifeInCheck EBT card in-person at an EBT office or designated enrollment site. Check the activation instructions provided with your card or contact your state’s EBT customer service for information on in-person activation options.

Q9: Are there any fees associated with activating my LifeInCheck EBT card?
There are generally no fees associated with activating your LifeInCheck EBT card. However, it’s important to review the terms and conditions provided by your state’s EBT program for any information regarding fees, usage restrictions, or transaction limits that may apply to your card.