EBT QUEST Card - Participant Education
(01/01/20 - 12/31/20)
When an initial EBT card is issued over the counter, provide the How to Use Your Arizona EBT Card (FAA‑1045A) pamphlet to new participants and their alternate card holders.
At the time of an initial interview, review the FAA-1045A with the PI. Document the case file(g), that the FAA-1045A was reviewed with the card holder.
NOTE When an EBT card is mailed to the PI, the Fidelity Information Services (FIS) Automated Response Unit (ARU) mails the FAA‑1045A to the participant.
Before ending the interview, inform the PI or Representative of the following:
To keep their Personal Identification Number (PIN) safe.
To keep their EBT card in a safe place, because the EBT card does not expire.
To keep their EBT cards when their CA, NA, or ST case is closed. The same card can be used when the participant becomes eligible for benefits at a later date unless the card was reported as lost, stolen, or damaged.
To call the FIS ARU number to request a replacement card, obtain account balance information, or report information regarding their EBT card and PIN. (See EBT Help Desk Phone Number).
Initial benefits will not be available on their EBT card until their application has been approved.
To call the FIS ARU as soon as they are aware their card is lost, stolen, damaged, or when they have compromised their PIN. (See EBT Compromised or Forgotten PIN or EBT QUEST Card Lost, Stolen or Damaged.) The replacement card is sent by U.S. mail within two workdays and should be received within five workdays(g) from the date of the request.
There is one free replacement card per calendar year. The participant is charged a five-dollar replacement fee for each additional replacement card.
When the participant does not receive a replacement card by the fifth workday, they may contact the FAA office to request an over the counter (OTC) card
When an initial request for two or more replacement cards is received within a 12-month period, the REPLACEMENT EBT CARD REQUESTS (X151) notice is sent to the PI or Representative about excessive replacement cards.
When a request for three, or more, replacement cards during a 12-month period is received the REPLACEMENT EBT CARD REQUESTS-3 OR MORE (X152) notice is sent to the PI or Representative. The notice informs the PI or Representative that the EBT card cannot be used until FAA is contacted to explain the reason for the request.
NOTE The X152 will only be issued one time to a card holder.