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Ops Memo 2013-58A: Photo EBT Card Issuance OBSOLETE

Date: 
11/25/2013
Author: 
DTA
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Obsoleted by Ops Memo 2014-18 (2/20/14).

The information below is from DTA describing their recent Operations Memo.  For more information on the EBT photo policy and client fliers, go to. www.masslegalservices.org/photoEBT

DTA Overview
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 2013-57 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 outlines systems changes effective with the BEACON Build 45.9 scheduled for November 25, 2013 as well as:

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

This Operations Memo is being reissued to clarify instructions in the “Procedures for EBT Reconciliation” and the “Centrally Issued Card Processing” sections.

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