Florida EBT System Working Again

November 16, 2012

The state’s Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card system is currently active and processing transactions after a national outage of JPMorgan services left clients of federal assistance in Florida and several other states unable to use their cards to purchase items.

Earlier today EBT card holders were not able to use their cards for normal processing at grocery, convenience and other stores that accept EBT cards.

EBT cards are used by recipients of cash and food assistance for purchases in approved stores.

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24 Responses to “Florida EBT System Working Again”

  1. Ree on November 17th, 2012 8:39 am

    THANKYOU, so much Ashley, im in the same situation, i do recieve money as well, but its not for MY kids, its for my sisters, and people do tend to think they know everything, im glad theres others finally speaking out :)

  2. micah on November 16th, 2012 5:16 pm

    Say it ain’t so!

  3. PJ on November 16th, 2012 5:15 pm

    I don’t know where you live – but $10 per hour is good money here

  4. Samantha on November 16th, 2012 5:05 pm

    I get help from the system and I am not waiting for no hand out I am a single mother who works a full time job and is in school full time. The little bit of help I get helps me take care of my daughter. Not everyone who is getting food stamps are sorry no good people. And not all of us go out and buy lobster and freakin bon bons.

  5. PJ on November 16th, 2012 4:48 pm

    It is not just the EBT system – It is credit card processing as well (debit card too).
    I tried to buy something on my debit card and it would not go through .

  6. John on November 16th, 2012 4:09 pm

    When computer systems fail this is the results. Every thing now runs on computers. Gone to commissary/ navy exchange and when computers go down there is nothing they can do until the system problems are corrected. This could happen again and this is no fault of our government just a system malfunction. So all on EBT cards or anytype of credid/debit cards this could effect you one day so be nice.Alot of people neec help and I know there are free loaders on the system but thats wat happens to every system people learn how to manipulate it. Look at medicare/medcaid fraud it goes on by facilities making millions.

  7. Ashley on November 16th, 2012 3:05 pm

    I recieve cash benefits for my 2 nieces because they are currently in my custody, my husband works full time making close to 50,000 a year but we do NOT recieve food stamps for my household of 6, How am I freeloading off the government? Im not, the money I recieve from the state my sister pays in child support…. so before ANYONE goes judging make sure you know whats going on in the peoples lives….. Its not just parents that are not able to fully provide for children that recieve benefits from the state, there are foster parents, grandparents that take in their grandchildren, aunts and uncles that raise their relatives child…. So lets lets not be quick to judge because who knows if you ever get in an accident and your family takes your child in then wouldnt you want your child cared for?

  8. shannon on November 16th, 2012 3:04 pm

    With all this negativity going on in this forum did anyone consider that children have suffered or are suffering? The children can’t help that their parents may have made poor financial decisions, may be lazy, cheating the system, or have lost their jobs. Either way food-stamps feed chidden, and that should be in the minds of people instead of berating the parents despite their possible short comings.

  9. lea on November 16th, 2012 3:02 pm

    they fix the problem so if you have EBT its working now

  10. zach on November 16th, 2012 2:43 pm

    I just came back from the circle k ( just now its 2:40 pm friday 11/16/12 in pensacola fl) and it was still down. I dont know whats going on but it needs to be fixed cause i got the munchies… lol

  11. not all abuse on November 16th, 2012 2:20 pm

    IT IS SO CRAZY TO ME THAT PEOPLE ARE SO RUDE AND CRUEL. YES, I KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT DO ABUSE THE SYSTEM, BUT THERE ARE PEOPLE (LIKE ME) THAT WORK A FULL-TIME JOB, MAKING 10.00/HOUR BUT YET ACCORDING TO OUR GOVERNMENT, I AM POOR, THEREFORE I RECEIVE FOOD STAMPS AND MEDICAID. PEOPLE GET OVER YOURSELVES, NOT EVERYONE CAN MAKE $50,000/ YEAR, IF SO YOU WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO PULL UP TO A DRIVE THROUGH AND ORDER YOUR MEAL TO GO!!!!! AND NO, I DO NOT WORK AT A FAST FOOD RESTARAUNT. I GO TO WORK EVERYDAY, PUTTING MY LIFE ON THE LINE TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR INCARCERATED LOVED ONE EATS 3, FULL COURSE MEALS A DAY. STOP POINTING FINGERS AND JUDGING PEOPLE BEFORE YOU KNOW WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON……

  12. Nadine Bryant on November 16th, 2012 12:32 pm

    I went to the store called Bravo, The assistant manager or whoever she is didn’t seem like she even wanted to bother to put up a sign that would warn the people with EBT that the system is down. I used to like that store but not anymore. Then I went to 7 eleven and they didn’t even want to bother with seeing what the problem was either. These stores take our money but when something goes wrong with the system, they suddenly don’t care about the consumer anymore. This is in Sanford Florida, and the stores that I am complaining about is on south orlando drive, sanford florida. They won’t be getting any more of my money or EBT

  13. Jen on November 16th, 2012 12:31 pm

    New york too. Seems to be nationwide.

  14. Humble on November 16th, 2012 12:07 pm

    Liberty, I’m sure some of the victims of Hurricane Sandy felt the same way.

  15. Patience on November 16th, 2012 12:00 pm

    @Serious business
    Really…i’m glad you find amusement at other peoples expense. There are people who really depend on this system…people who are simply trying to make it. That’s amusing to you. Wow.

    Besides this is a JP Morgan Chase issue not the government.

  16. Liberty on November 16th, 2012 11:59 am

    Maybe this will be a wake up call for all those who depend on handouts for their livelihood, START PULLING YOUR OWN WEIGHT.

  17. sonors on November 16th, 2012 11:59 am

    @Ben,,,,then some one needs to take me to the store,,,,,click click oh great ! MY Obama phone needs charging !!!

  18. tiffany on November 16th, 2012 11:56 am

    Its down in Georgia also!!!!

  19. Ben on November 16th, 2012 11:52 am

    This is serious. Somebody needs to solve this problem for me. Then somebody needs to tell me when it’s fixed.

  20. Seriously on November 16th, 2012 11:45 am

    Nope no word.

  21. LeeAnna McCall on November 16th, 2012 11:40 am

    That is sad for people who actually need the help… I hope the problem is solved soon!

  22. Serious business on November 16th, 2012 11:39 am

    Folks, this is serious business. This means 47% of the people can’t buy steaks, lobster, ham or bon bons.

  23. danielle on November 16th, 2012 11:36 am

    how long will it take to have the ebt system up and running again? i just went to publix and they didnt take my ebt card then i went to walmart the same thing but from what i have read up above i feel like its false because these two store denied my ebt card. so please tell me this problem will be solved soon. thank you

  24. Monica on November 16th, 2012 11:31 am

    Any word on when the system will be working again?





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