The mistake was soon discovered when recipients went grocery shopping, swiped their electronic benefits transfer
(EBT) card and noticed a disproportionately large account balance on their receipts.
Electronic benefits transfer
(EBT), the system designed to simplify and streamline the food stamp program, is moving along at a brisk pace.
The Board strongly supports the facilitation of electronic alternatives for the delivery of government payments (known as "electronic benefits transfer
" or EBT).
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand urged Acting Deputy Undersecretary of Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Brandon Lipps, to do everything possible to prevent any disruptions to the Electronic Benefits Transfer
(EBT) service at farmers markets nationwide.
Attention this year has rightly focused on the abuse of Electronic Benefits Transfer
cards - through their sale, their misuse, and their use to obtain cash that can then be spent without limits.
Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service hosted an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the nationwide implementation of the Food Stamp Electronic Benefits Transfer
Clark also notes that the organization will continue to address such issues as shrinkage, ergonomics, electronic benefits transfer
and 'smart cards."
"We want to go national with electronic benefits transfer
programs instead of issuing food stamps," Haas says.
Cuomo announced the launch of eWIC, an electronic benefits transfer
card which eliminates paper checks and provides a more convenient way for families in the Women, Infants and Children program to shop for WIC foods.
But as state and federal officials continue to unravel what appears to be an extensive series of abuses and misuses of Electronic Benefits Transfer
cards, it is the public's patience with business as usual that is about to snap.
A number of states and localities are testing, or have launched, Electronic Benefits Transfer
projects that would shift food stamp benefits from paper to debit cards.
Eligible households will receive two months of SNAP benefits on an electronic benefits transfer