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Old 07-20-2015, 10:53 AM
DieselPaul DieselPaul is offline
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Originally Posted by davidmash View Post
I did not even think they used stamps anymore. I thought you got a card in the mail similar to a debt card.
Same here in Ohio its a credit card and at the grocery you just hit EBT (electronic benefits transfer) instead of Credit or Debit. There is also WIC, I am not sure how that works.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supplemental_Nutrition_Assistance_Program

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Electronic Benefits Transfer[edit]
In the late 1990s, the Food Stamp Program was revamped, with some states phasing out actual stamps in favor of a specialized debit card system known as Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), provided by private contractors. Many states merged the use of the EBT card for public welfare programs as well, such as cash assistance. The move was designed to save the government money by not printing the coupons, make benefits available immediately instead of requiring the recipient to wait for mailing or picking up the booklets in person, and reduce theft and diversion.[4]

Your friend was just trying to yank your chain Tom, and it appears to have worked
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