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.
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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