Ops Memo 2014-29: Changes to Photo EBT Card Issuance


Chapter 65 of the Acts of 2013 requires that certain EBT cardholders be issued EBT cards with photographic images. The Department has begun implementation of this law. Operations Memo 2013-55 and 2014-18 advised DTA staff about this law, a mailing to all clients impacted by this change and criteria for mandated and excepted clients.

Purpose of Memo
This Operations Memo is a reissuance of Operations Memo 2014-18 to support revised procedures and new functionality relative to cardholders who are non-applicants, effective with BEACON Build 46.3, scheduled for June 16, 2014. Functionality and substantive changes can be found on pages 3 and 7 under “Photo EBT Requirements” and “Taking a Photo.”

Operations Memo 2014-18, now obsoleted, outlined systems changes effective with the BEACON Build 45.9 that took effect for November 25, 2013 including:

  • the new Photo EBT requirement and exceptions; and
  • procedures on the issuance of Photo and non-Photo EBT cards.

This Operations Memo also clarified instructions in the “Procedures for EBT Reconciliation” and the “Centrally Issued Card Processing” sections.

Obsolete Memo
Operations Memo 2012-18, TAFDC, EAEDC and SNAP: Photo EBT Card Issuance is now obsolete. [Note- this appears to be a typo- obsoletes Ops Memo 2014-18, not 2012-18.]

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