Who can get a liaison card?
A link card is a person who is approved for cash assistance or SNAP (Food Stamp) benefits and will receive a Florida Link card. The Illinois Link Card is a plastic card that looks and works like a debit card. If you are eligible for cash benefits and SNAP, you will access both with the same card. Only one Link card is issued per case.
How do I apply?
Apply for cash, SNAP (food stamps) and medical assistance
Do you already have a Link card balance?
Manage My Link card balance and get more information about your Link card, such as:
- Check your Link account balance
- Report a lost or stolen link card
- Request a replacement Link Card
- Select your first PIN or change your current PIN
- Consult recent purchases and withdrawals
- Report a problem with a purchase or withdrawal
- More information and resources
- Link card balance Liaison Program Brochures
- Become an Illinois link provider, accept SNAP at my business
- SNAP Discrimination Notice
- Cash Fraud, SNAP and Healthcare Reporting
- Eat. Move. Save.
Are you interested in saving money on groceries or finding easy recipes that taste good? Eat.Move.Save is for you! Eat. Move. Save. from SNAP-Education at the University of Illinois is a free nutrition education program available to you and your family. For more information or to find out where we are in your community.
Know Your Balance Before You Shop
The best way to know your balance(s) is to keep your last receipt. You may also obtain your balance by:
- Logging on to the EBT Cardholder Portal.
- Calling the EBT Customer Service number (1-888-356-3281) on the back of your card. After you enter you sixteen (16) digit EBT card number you will hear your current food assistance or cash account balance(s) .
- Checking your food assistance or cash account balances at an ATM or POS machine.Note: Benefits are only deposited once a day, by 6 am.
How can I check my Link card balance?
You can check your Link card balance as usual at 800-678-LINK or at www.ebt-link.illinois.gov.