Subj: EBT System Crashes In 10 States: Millions Unable to Use Their Food Stamp Cards
EBT System Crashes In 10 States: Millions Unable to Use Their Food Stamp CardsM. Frank Drover
The Daily Sheeple
November 17th, 2012
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Florida’s Department of Children and Families said that some 3.6 million people were unable to access their benefits when the system crashed.
According to JP Morgan, a technical glitch was responsible for the outage.
Credit cards, debit cards and other forms of electronic money transfer and processing were not affected. A bank spokesman for JP Morgan would not elaborate on the cause of the glitch.
Service for frustrated EBT residents was restored after about 6 hours on Friday.
Nearly 50 million Americans rely on the government’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program to cover the costs of basic needs like food, though in some states EBT related benefits can be used for the purchase alcohol, tobacco and gasoline.
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