EBT/Access card system to temporarily be down this weekend

2013-03-22T09:52:00Z 2013-03-22T11:20:37Z EBT/Access card system to temporarily be down this weekendThe Sentinel The Sentinel
March 22, 2013 9:52 am  • 

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare posted on its website that the Electronic Benefits Transfer and Access card system will be temporarily down from 11 p.m. Saturday to noon on Sunday.

DPW said card recipients will not be able to use the cards to make purchases or access account information.

The downtime is due to Pennsylvania changing its EBT vendors. The JPMorgan website address will be replaced by the new vendor’s website address at www.ebt.acs-inc.com, which will be available 24/7 for card recipients to access benefit information.

DPW notes that benefits will not change, meaning card recipients can still use the same cards they have now, shop at the same grocery stores and use the same ATMs if they have cash benefits on the card. The EBT/Access recipient hotline number will remain the same, and the Medical Assistance benefit will not be affected during the blackout period, according to DPW.

Any questions about the transition can be directed toward county assistance offices. The Cumberland County Assistance Office can be reached toll-free at 1-800-269-0173 or at 240-2700. The Perry County Assistance Office can be reached toll-free at 1-800-991-1929 or at 582-2127. The Dauphin County Assistance Office can be reached toll-free at 1-800-788-5616 or at 787-2324.

Copyright 2015 The Sentinel. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

No Comments Posted.

Add Comment
You must Login to comment.

Click here to get an account it's free and quick

Follow The Sentinel

A Closer Look

A Closer Look: Where's the money for infrastructure?

A Closer Look: Where's the money for infrastructure?

The Associated Press investigates where funding comes from for transportation projects, as well as alternative methods for funding infrastructure.

February 21, 2015 8:37 pm Related

Related

(0)

A Closer Look: Why Midstate bridges are failing

A Closer Look: Why Midstate bridges are failing

Sentinel Reporter Daniel Walmer offers a closer look at bridges in the Midstate, covering topics such as preservation, construction and funding.

February 08, 2015 8:00 am Related (0)

A Closer Look: Midstate police look at body cameras

A Closer Look: Midstate police look at body cameras

Police officers in Newville frequently report to Chief Randy Finkey that they are being recorded on cellphones by drivers during normal traffic stops.

February 01, 2015 6:00 am Photos

Photos

Related (7)

A Closer Look: Colder weather means more opportunity for building fires

A Closer Look: Colder weather means more opportunity for building fires

Sentinel Reporter Andrew Carr takes a look at fire safety during the winter months, when statistics provided by the Cumberland County Public S…

January 25, 2015 10:07 am Related (0)

A Closer Look: The fire tax in Cumberland County

A Closer Look: The fire tax in Cumberland County

Sentinel Reporter Joseph Cress takes a look at the fire tax in Cumberland County. An estimated 15 municipalities across Cumberland County have…

January 11, 2015 10:47 am Related (1)

Midstate Profiles

More Profiles

Midstate Profile: Mechanicsburg teen to perform at Carnegie Hall

Midstate Profile: Mechanicsburg teen to perform at Carnegie Hall

MECHANICSBURG — On Feb. 19, Jessica Chou, 16, will get in the car with her violin and head to New York City where she will spend the weekend r…

February 08, 2015 8:45 pm(0)

Midstate Profile: Wayne Shade honored by Exchange Club of Carisle

Midstate Profile: Wayne Shade honored by Exchange Club of Carisle

CARLISLE — When Wayne Shade came to Carlisle 46 years ago to attend law school at Dickinson School of Law, he had only a trailer full of his b…

February 01, 2015 10:00 am(0)

Latest NASCAR News