Revision 49 (01-01-21 through 12-31-21) : FAAEBT Electronic Benefits Transfer
FAAEBT Electronic Benefits Transfer
 
Archived 04/19/2021
Archived 12/20/2021
Replaced reference to Emergency EBT Card Issuance with Over The Counter (OTC) Issuance. Added a reminder regarding the reviewing the ADDR for accuracy. (Effective with all applications received on or after 04/19/2021) Revised the Replacement EBT Card procedures to match Federal Regulations. (Effective as of 12/20/2021 when a cardholder requests a fourth EBT card replacement within a 12-month period)
 
Removed entire section. Moving information in this reference to the second replacement EBT cards as it is no longer applicable. The first sentence, ‘Card holders may request a replacement Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card at any time.’ has been added to FAAEBT.A01. (Effective as of 12/20/2021 when a cardholder requests a fourth EBT card replacement within a 12-month period)
 
Removed entire section. Moving information in this reference to the second replacement EBT cards as it is no longer applicable. The first sentence, ‘Card holders may request a replacement Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card at any time.’ has been added to FAAEBT.A01. (Effective as of 12/20/2021 when a cardholder requests a fourth EBT card replacement within a 12-month period)
 
Archived 06/07/2021
Archived 12/20/2021
Added that the M in the CARD ISSUE field on EBPM must not be changed until an actual over the counter card is issued. (Effective 06/07/2021) Removed entire section, as it is no longer applicable. (Effective as of 12/20/2021 when a cardholder requests a fourth EBT card replacement within a 12-month period)
 
Revised, added and rearranged policy to clarify the procedures for OTC EBT cards. Moved policy out of the Warning box. (Effective with all applications received on or after 04/19/2021)
 
Added that when a card holder shares their PIN number with another person, purchases made by the other person are considered valid transactions to the budgetary unit’s EBT account. (Effective as of 12/20/2021 when a cardholder requests a fourth EBT card replacement within a 12-month period)
 
Moved “visiting their nearest FAA office” as a secondary option. Removed reference to Emergency EBT Card Issuance and replaced it with EBT Card Over the Counter Issuance. (Effective with all applications received on or after 04/19/2021)
 
Added that when any additional EBT replacement cards are requested, the system looks at the 12-month period from the date of a fourth request within a new 12-month period. Added that when suspected of fraud or trafficking they are referred to the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Trafficking Detection Unit. (Effective as of 12/20/2021 when a cardholder requests a fourth EBT card replacement within a 12-month period)
 
FAAEBT.A03H – EBT QUEST Card – Emergency EBT Card
Removed entire section. (Effective with all applications received on or after 04/19/2021)
 
FAAEBT.A03H.01 – EBT QUEST Card – Emergency EBT Card Issuance
Removed entire section. (Effective with all applications received on or after 04/19/2021)
 
Archived 04/05/2021
Archived 04/19/2021
The Urgent Bulletin emailed on 06/16/2020 reminded staff of the deferral of the EBT Replacement Card Questionnaire (FAA-1578A) form until further notice. This change informs staff that the completion of the FAA-1578A form and the excessive EBT card replacement policy has been reinstated. The UB Banner has been removed. (Effective when an EBT card holder contacts FAA in response to the X152 notice on or after 04/05/2021) Moved policy out of a Warning box and added it as a note. Removed OTC issuance policy and added the link to that information. (Effective with all applications received on or after 04/19/2021)
 
Revised that when an EBT account is deactivated benefits are expunged. (Effective with all applications received on or after 05/17/2021)
 
New Policy
Inserted new policy regarding EBT account adjustments due to system errors. (Effective for all Appeal requests received on or after 01/19/2021)
 
New Policy
Inserted new policy regarding EBT account adjustments due to system errors. (Effective for all Appeal requests received on or after 01/19/2021)