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Bridge Card Participation
Retailers not authorized by FNS are eligible to participate by accepting the Bridge Card for cash benefits only, and must contact Retailer Operations to receive a survey form and a list of certified Third Party Providers with which they may contract to provide EBT cash benefit services. If you would like this information mailed to you, or if you have questions regarding your contract, call Retailer Operations at 1-888-529-1693.
With their cash benefits, clients may purchase both food and/or non-food items in your store.
Retailers may charge any sort of fee for cash assistance but not for food benefit purchases, nor may a retailer set any minimum purchase amount for food benefit purchases. The clients who are receiving case benefits.
Types of Retailers
These retailers are either not equipped with POS devices to accept credit or debit cards, or do not choose to use them for the Bridge Card.