Thousands Angry in 17 States When EBT Cards Stop Working

People in Ohio, Michigan and 15 other states found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit-style cards on Saturday, after a routine test of backup systems by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. At about 9 a.m. Saturday, reports from across the country began pouring in that customers’ EBT cards were not working in stores. At 2 p.m., an EBT customer service representative told CBS Boston that the system was currently down for a computer system upgrade. Xerox spokeswoman Read more […]