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EBT is down in like 26 states

Posted by on Oct. 12, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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Heres an article but so far it has been blamed on a glitch, a fire, a power outage and an update.


EBT cards reportedly being declined

Posted: Oct 12, 2013 1:55 PM EST Updated: Oct 12, 2013 3:26 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Many concerned viewers have called about their EBT cards being turned away from local grocery stores. We have received reports from locations including Arab, Decatur and Huntsville.

A business in the Guntersville area said that they "cannot receive SNAP benefits at this time. All attempts to reach any and all phone numbers is failing." The business reported that they cannot use either cards or vouchers.

The national and state websites for EBT are both currently down.

The causes of this situation have not been verified. We will keep you updated on this developing situation at WAFF 48 News.


Computer glitch shuts down state EBT system

Posted: Nov 16, 2012 2:28 PM EDT Updated: Nov 16, 2012 2:28 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, FL -

Computer problems with JPMorgan Chase is preventing Florida Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card holders from using their cards at stores.

The cards are used by recipients of cash and food assistance for buying items at grocery, convenience and other stores that accept EBT purchases.

While the system is down, the Department of Children and Families reports stores can choose to run a manual processing of up to $40. Wal-Mart stores have the ability to do manual transactions up to $100.

The agency will keep the public updated on the situation, which started around 7 a.m. Friday, on their Twitter and Facebook pages

How far you go in life depends on your being: tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of both the weak and strong.  Because someday in life you would have been one or all of these.  GeorgeWashingtonCarver


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JustCJ
by on Oct. 12, 2013 at 3:34 PM

have you read the date? This article is very old...chase doesn't run the EBT system here in Florida they changed it a few months ago.

survivorinohio
by Rene on Oct. 12, 2013 at 3:35 PM
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Quoting JustCJ:

have you read the date? This article is very old...chase doesn't run the EBT system here in Florida they changed it a few months ago.

sorry, no really today ebt is shut down I will find another article.

How far you go in life depends on your being: tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of both the weak and strong.  Because someday in life you would have been one or all of these.  GeorgeWashingtonCarver


survivorinohio
by Rene on Oct. 12, 2013 at 3:36 PM


Posted: 1:46 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013

EBT benefits system down across Atlanta

By Jeremy Redmon

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The electronic system that allows millions of welfare recipients to buy food with payment cards went down across Georgia and other states Saturday.

The Electronic Benefits Transfer system – which allows low-income people to spend their Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program benefits – was not working in Alabama, Michigan and Virginia as well, according to news reports.

About 1.9 million Georgians were participating in the SNAP program as of June, according to the Food Research and Action Center, a Washington-based nonprofit focused on eliminating hunger.

State and federal officials could not be reached for comment Saturday afternoon. But NBC4 in Washington, D.C., quoted a spokesperson for the Mississippi Department of Human Resources saying a Xerox facility that handles the card transactions had experienced a power outage. The outage caused the cards to be rejected, NBC4 reported.

“It is not just Kroger,” said Kroger spokesman Glynn Jenkins. “In metro Atlanta, it doesn’t matter what retailer you are – the system is down.”

Publix also reported troubles Saturday.

“We are experiencing a problem processing EBT for Alabama- and Georgia-issued cards,” Brenda Reid, a media and community relations manager for Publix Super Markets, said in an email. “Our information systems team is actively working to correct the problem.”

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 3:36 PM

"Like?"

So what does that, like, mean? :)

Kidding - I'm trying to stop saying that too.

survivorinohio
by Rene on Oct. 12, 2013 at 3:37 PM
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Reports are coming in across the state of Ohio Saturday that food stamp machines are not working

EBT card transactions not working

welfare food stamps

Copyright Getty Images

Posted: 1:14 PM
Last Updated: 52 minutes ago

Reports are coming in across the state of Ohio and across the nation Saturday that food stamp machines are not working.

NewsChannel 5 has received several phone calls from Ohio Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card users who said their food stamp cards are not working at grocery stores. When they attempt to make a transaction, an error appears stating the transaction was not approved.

Our news desk has spoken to several grocery stores throughout the northeast Ohio area that said they are receiving complaints from customers about the cards not working as well.

Our Scripps affiliate stations in Baltimore, Maryland, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Detroit, Michigan are also reporting issues with their food assistance cards.

WEWS has contacted local and state job and family services about the issue, as well as the Ohio EBT customer service and has yet to receive any comment.

JustCJ
by on Oct. 12, 2013 at 3:38 PM
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No worries. I've seen people saying it all over facebook too. Florida's good though.

Quoting survivorinohio:


Quoting JustCJ:

have you read the date? This article is very old...chase doesn't run the EBT system here in Florida they changed it a few months ago.

sorry, no really today ebt is shut down I will find another article.


Canvas_says
by Silver Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 3:38 PM

It's down in Michigan apparently 

survivorinohio
by Rene on Oct. 12, 2013 at 3:40 PM

:)  Actually it was used to indicate an approximation lol.  I dont know the tally but I just heard Cali is a recent added state.

Quoting SallyMJ:

"Like?"

So what does that, like, mean? :)

Kidding - I'm trying to stop saying that too.


How far you go in life depends on your being: tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of both the weak and strong.  Because someday in life you would have been one or all of these.  GeorgeWashingtonCarver


JustCJ
by on Oct. 12, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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I believe this was done on purpose, to scare people. To give them a 'taste' of what the gov't shutdown might be like if it came to this.  Panic.

Scandalous, 

survivorinohio
by Rene on Oct. 12, 2013 at 3:56 PM
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Quoting JustCJ:

I believe this was done on purpose, to scare people. To give them a 'taste' of what the gov't shutdown might be like if it came to this.  Panic.

Scandalous, 

That is a very good possibility.  I hope that shopkeepers like the one in our corner store, who is telling everyone this is because of the shut down, do not incite panic in the masses!

How far you go in life depends on your being: tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of both the weak and strong.  Because someday in life you would have been one or all of these.  GeorgeWashingtonCarver


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