"How to Use Ohio EBT Online at Walmart"

This post is about how to use Ohio EBT online at Walmart to shop for groceries for pickup and delivery. If you are an Ohio EBT cardholder and are wondering how to use your SNAP card to shop online at Walmart, we are here to help.

Ohio SNAP EBT recipients can now use their food stamp benefits to purchase eligible groceries online at Walmart.

In this post, we are going to provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to shop online and pay with SNAP EBT for Walmart groceries.

To learn about how to shop online on Amazon using Ohio EBT, click here.

We will also cover:

  • EBT Online Purchasing Pilot Program
  • Walmart EBT Online Purchase Program for Ohio
  • How to Use Ohio EBT Online at Walmart
  • Ohio EBT Card FAQs

"How to Use Ohio EBT Online at Walmart"

EBT Online Purchasing Pilot Program

In 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a pilot program for online EBT purchases.

The program allows EBT Cardholders to purchase groceries online for delivery or pick-up.

The first state to actually launch an online EBT program was New York, starting in 2019.

Since New York launched its program, more states have followed.

Walmart EBT Online Purchase Program for Ohio

If you have a Ohio EBT card, you can now purchase groceries online from Walmart for Pickup.

You can only use your EBT card to buy eligible grocery items. In addition, you cannot use your food stamps dollars to pay for delivery.

How to Use Ohio EBT Online at Walmart

Currently, Walmart only offers online grocery purchases with EBT for curbside pick-up and not for delivery. Delivery options will be added soon. 

If you have an Ohio EBT Card, you will now be able to use your cards to buy groceries and select curbside pick-up.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1 – Login to Walmart and Update Your Payment Information

The first step to purchasing groceries online with your SNAP at Walmart is to go to the Walmart Grocery website to update your payment information.

Here’s how:

  • Sign in to your Walmart pickup & delivery account (www.grocery.walmart.com)
  • Select Payment Methods.
  • If your local store accepts EBT Online, you’ll see an option to add your EBT card to your account (see image below).
  • Add your card information, then click Save Card.

By connecting your EBT card to your account, you’ll be able to use EBT Online with no-basket minimums.

Note: It may take 24 hours for the no-basket minimum to take effect on your account.

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Step 2 – Build your shopping cart & check out

Once your payment information is updated, start adding SNAP EBT eligible items to your cart.

Upon viewing your cart, you’ll see the total for EBT-eligible items.

After reviewing, select Checkout to proceed.

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Step 3 – Pay with your Ohio EBT card

On the Select payment method screen, select the checkbox to pay with EBT.

Next, enter the EBT food or EBT cash amount you’d like to use (see the image below).

If your EBT funds can’t cover the entire order, you can split the remaining amount with a personal debit or credit card.

Once you’re finished entering a payment method(s), select Continue for the next step.

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Step 4 – Place your order

Next, you will be directed to an external page to enter your PIN (see the image below).

Please note that the numbers on the pin pad will shuffle after each entry for security purposes.

Once you’ve entered your PIN, you’ll be linked back to Walmart to Complete your Order.

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Step 5 – Delivery or Pickup

You have two options to get your Walmart online order: curbside pick-up or delivery.

See below for instructions on how to pick up your order or when to expect delivery if that’s the option you selected.

Curbside Pickup

If you selecting curb-side pickup, here’s how to pick up your order.

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Please wait until you receive an email from Walmart stating your order is ready before going to the store for pickup.

Check-in with the Walmart app to let Walmart know you’re on your way.

If you don’t have the Walmart app, you can call the store directly. Find the phone number under the store’s address in your Ready for Pickup email.

Designated Pick-up Locations

Some Walmart locations now have designated pickup locations, as shown above.

When you arrive at the pickup location, you will park in a reserved parking space marked in orange for Grocery Pickup customers.

Once in the spot, call the designated number to alerts an associate of your arrival.

You can also check-in through the Walmart Grocery app. An associate will quickly retrieve the prepared order and load it into your car.

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Walmart Grocery Delivery

Walmart currently partners with local, third-party drivers to bring your order right to your door.

When your order is picked up, Walmart will send you an email letting you know the driver is on their way.

If you’re satisfied with your delivery experience, you can leave feedback and add a tip for your driver.

Ohio EBT Card FAQs

Here is a list of our most frequently asked about the Ohio EBT Card Grocery shopping online at Walmart.

Walmart FAQs

Here are the most frequently asked questions about shopping with an EBT card online at Walmart.

Does Walmart accept both SNAP EBT and Cash Assistance EBT for online transactions?

Yes, Walmart accepts both SNAP EBT and Cash Assistance EBT (TANF) for online transactions.

Can I use EBT Online to place both pickup & delivery orders?

Yes, you can use your EBT card to shop online at Walmart for pickup and delivery at participating Walmart stores.

Can I check out using multiple forms of payment?

Yes, you have the option to split your payment between an EBT card and another form of payment when you shop online at Walmart.

What can I purchase with SNAP EBT at Walmart?

Here are the list of items you can and CANNOT purchase with SNAP EBT:

Can Purchase with SNAP EBT CANNOT Purchase with SNAP EBT
Loaves of Bread Toys
Cereals Soap
Fruit Juices Liquor
Baby Foods Cosmetics
Peanut Butter Toothpaste
Baby Formulas Pet Foods
Dairy Products Toilet Paper
Canned Meats Paper products
Cookies, Cake & Pies Beer & Wine
Spices and Herbs Tobacco Products
Diabetic & Diet Foods Hygiene Products
Sugar & Condiments Household Products
Soda & Mixed Drinks Cleaning Products
Uncooked Meats & Fish Eat-in Grocery Foods
Canned, Fresh & Frozen Fruits Vitamins & Supplements
Seeds & Plants (to grow food) Prepared Foods for Immediate Consumption
Canned, Fresh & Frozen Vegetables Gift Baskets that Contain Non-Food Items
Water and Ice labeled for Human Consumption Live Animals (except shellfish or fish removed from the water)

Why is my EBT Card not working online at Walmart?

If you are trying to use your EBT card online at Walmart and can’t seem to work, here’s what you need to know:

There are a number of reasons why your EBT is not working at Walmart, either online or in a physical store.

However, the most likely explanation is that your EBT card has expired.

Regarding online shopping, the most common reason EBT doesn’t work is that Walmart’s online server is down.

If the server happens to be done, try submitting your order again within an hour.


Here is a list of our most frequently asked about the Ohio EBT Card & SNAP benefits.

Do Restaurants in Ohio Accept EBT?

Unfortunately, you cannot use your Ohio EBT card at restaurants to purchase ready-made food or hot food.

That is because Ohio does not currently participate in the Restaurant Meals Program.

The program is currently available in the following seven (7) states:

  • California
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Arizona
  • New York
  • Illinois
  • Rhode Island

How much can I get in Food Stamps in Ohio?

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is increasing the SNAP maximum allotments for all household sizes.

This increase went into effect on October 1, 2021.

Here are the new maximum SNAP allotments by household size that you may potentially be eligible for:

$250 for an individual
$459 for a Household of 2
$658 for a Household of 3
$835 for a Household of 4
$992 for a Household of 5
$1,190 for a Household of 6
$1,316 for a Household of 7
$1,504 for a Household of 8

Does Amazon accept food stamps?

Amazon is part of an online pilot run by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Currently, customers with a valid Ohio SNAP EBT card can use their SNAP funds on Amazon. Amazon is hoping to expand the program to other states soon.

Do I need a Prime membership to use my SNAP EBT card on Amazon?

No. Shopping with a valid Ohio-issued SNAP EBT card allows you to access Amazon Fresh and Amazon Grocery selection without fees.

Order minimums still apply to Amazon Fresh and Amazon Grocery to unlock free shipping.

How do I replace a Lost or Stolen Ohio Direction Card?

If your Ohio EBT card is lost or stolen, the first thing you want to do is contact Ohio EBT card customer service to report the issue.

Upon contacting customer service, they will deactivate your EBT card. This means that you will no longer have access to your benefits until your replacement card arrives.

To contact Ohio EBT Card Customer Service use the contact information below.

Ohio EBT Card Customer Service Phone Number

You can call 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week

Will there be P-EBT benefits in Ohio for 2022?

Yes. P-EBT benefits have been extended in Ohio for the 2021-22 school year. Here’s what you need to know:

To be eligible for P-EBT benefits, a school must be eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program and are either participating in the National School Lunch Program or the Seamless Summer Option in school year 2021-2022 and meet at least one of the following conditions:

  • The school has operated fully remote or closed with no instruction due to COVID for at least five consecutive days between Aug.1, 2021-June 30, 2022;
  • OR, The school has operated a hybrid schedule for all students for at least five consecutive days between Aug. 1, 2021-June 30, 2022; OR
  • The student’s assigned school building provides fully in-person instruction between Aug. 1, 2021-June 30, 2022, but has students fully remote learning by parent option due to COVID-19; OR
  • The school provides fully in-person instruction between Aug. 1, 2021-June 30, 2022, but has at least one student who has stayed home at least five consecutive school days due to COVID-19 or COVID-19 quarantine.

What are the work requirements for Ohio SNAP Benefits?

Once a family or individual is approved for food assistance, adults of the family who are considered Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWD) must meet the work requirement in order to continue to receive food assistance.

An ABAWD is any individual who is:

  • At least 18 years old, but not yet 50,
  • Able-bodied,
  • Not pregnant, and
  • Not in an assistance group with a minor child.

There are several different ways to meet the work requirement.

  • Work 20 hours per week
  • Participate 20 hours per week in a job search program (for a maximum of three months)
  • Participate in a work experience program. The number of hours you must complete is the amount you are receiving in food assistance, divided by minimum wage.

How to Use Ohio EBT Online at Walmart Summary

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If you have more questions about your Ohio EBT or SNAP Benefits, please let us know in the comments section below.

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