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PPER Email 2015-23: Photo EBT Card

Date: 
07/01/2015
Author: 
DTA

State law requires the use of photo identification on the front of each EBT card. The law makes exception to the Photo EBT requirement for cardholders who are:

  • age 18 and under
  • age 60 or over
  • blind
  • disabled; or
  • a victim of domestic violence

Clients identified as meeting one of these criteria are automatically granted an exception.

Non-applicant heads of household are not subject to the Photo EBT requirement. The following are non-applicants for purposes of the Photo EBT requirement:

For SNAP they include cardholders who are:

  • ineligible non-citizens

For TAFDC they include:

  • ineligible non-citizens
  • non-legally liable grantees; and
  • SSI clients

For EAEDC they include cardholders who are:

  • ineligible non-citizens; and
  • non-legally liable grantees
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