"Account Blocked After Receiving $5 - Clarification on $100/Month Free Plan Limit"


My account recently received a $5 transfer and was immediately blocked, which was quite surprising. According to the free plan terms, I’m supposed to have a usage limit of $100 per month. I am located in an allowed geography, so I don’t think it’s a geographic issue. Could anyone help me understand why my account got blocked with just $5 of usage? Am I missing something, or is there any additional condition that I’m not aware of?

I would appreciate any clarification or advice on how to proceed with resolving this issue.

Thank you."

Hi and welcome to the Developer Forum!

Can you give some more details on the actual error you are getting, I think you may just need to add $5 of credit to activate the paid features of your account from the billing area https://platform.openai.com/account/billing/payment-methods