Households participating in the Food Assistance program are encouraged to retain the EBT card even if they no longer qualify for the program. EBT cards do not have names of the household on them, making it difficult to determine if the EBT card has been issued to the household presenting it.
A zero income no longer is a temporary approval. If the LEA is aware of additional income, verification “for cause” can be completed. Such verification efforts cannot delay the approval of applications.