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Why are EBT cards not allowed to prove households participate in the Food Assistance program?

Answer: 

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.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 18, 2014 at 5:11pm.