October 12, 2013

State of Alabama
Press Release: Human Resources, Department of

Computer Issue Temporarily Interrupting EBT Transactions

MONTGOMERY - A computer issue with the vendor that operates the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system in alabama and several other states is preventing the use of EBT cards at this time. The vendor that handles EBT transactions for Alabama is in the process of restoring the system and expects to be operational within the next few hours.

The interruption of EBT services in Alabama is not connected with the government shutdown in Washington. A statement will be released once the system is operational.

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