ebtEDGE application

California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has provided information about the new ebtEDGE mobile and web-based application.  The ebtEDGE application will allow people who receive CalWORKs and/or CalFresh benefits with an electronic benefits transfer card to manage their card in several different ways, including: freezing and unfreezing the card, resetting the PIN, blocking interstate transactions, blocking out of state transactions, requiring biometric identification to log in to the account, account services such as change password, update email address, and update challenge questions and answers, dispute transactions (not including lost or stolen cards and fraudulent transactions), view transaction history, and set language preference.

All existing and active web-based user name and passwords will be maintained to allow immediate access to ebtEDGE through the EBT Cardholder Website.  Users will not need to create a new username or password. These same usernames and passwords can also be used when installing the mobile application on mobile devices.  (ACIN I-50-23, September 25, 2023.)

NOTE: By separate email, CDSS announced that ebtEDGE will be available for use beginning early morning on November 10, 2023, and for new accounts beginning on November 10, 2023 at 9:00 am.