The days when food stamps were distributed as physical vouchers are long gone. Nowadays, benefits from the Agriculture Department's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are loaded onto electronic benefits transfer cards that work like debit cards. For 2023, these Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards hold a maximum monthly benefit of $281 for one person and $939 for a family of four in most states. And that money is not just for buying groceries. Here are some surprising things you can buy with EBT in 2023 — as well as some things that SNAP benefits don't cover.