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The State-initiated EBT demonstrations : their design, development and implementation

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http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/56129
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Abstract:
Electronic benefit transfer is an alternative method of issuing and redeeming benefits in the Food Stamp Program. It replaces paper food stamp coupons with a computer system, a point-of-sale terminal network, and EBT access codes. This report provides a description of demonstration programs authorized by FNS in Ramsey County, Minnesota; New Mexico; Arizona and Washington State. The purpose of the demonstrations was to determine if it were possible for state agencies and their EBT vendors to design and operate EBT systems that were secure and acceptable for participants and retailers, yet have costs approaching those associated with current coupon-based issuance systems.
Author(s):
Ciurea, Michele. , Abt Associates , United States Food and Nutrition Service. Office of Analysis and Evaluation.
Subject(s):
Food stamps , Technological innovations , Electronic benefits transfers
Format:
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm.
Note:
"Project director, John Kirlin; project officer, Kilolo (Sharon) Bingham."
Language:
English
Publisher:
The Office
Year:
1993
Rights:
Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.