SNAP Food Stamp Cards Are Working Again
September 16, 2013
Floridians receiving SNAP benefits on EBT cards can once again use their cards to purchase groceries at participating Florida retailers. Their EBT vendor transition was successfully completed this afternoon.
The program that provides food assistance — formerly known as food stamps — to low-income people was temporarily offline today as the Florida Department of Children and Families switched to a new vendor.
DCF has been working since July on the switch to the new vendor, e-Funds, which will provide electronic-benefits transfer services. It says the switch will lead to $21 million in savings over three years in the food-assistance program known by the acronym SNAP.
Now that the transition is complete, SNAP recipients can continue to use EBT cards. No action is required on the behalf of recipients.