Food Stamp Glitch Causes CHAOS at WalMart

Computer Glitch Blamed For Nationwide EBT System Shutdown

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People in Ohio, Michigan and 15 other states found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit-style cards on Saturday, after a routine test of backup systems by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure.

At about 9 a.m. Saturday, reports from across the country began pouring in that customers’ EBT cards were not working in stores.

At 2 p.m., an EBT customer service representative told CBS Boston that the system was currently down for a computer system upgrade.

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A record 47.8 million people are enrolled in the program despite the recession’s end and a stronger economy.

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