EBT users back in business after technical issues shutdown system - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

EBT users back in business after technical issues shutdown system

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

People relying on government food stamps in seventeen states, including some here in the CSRA, were coming up short at the register Saturday. Xerox, the company that handles the benefits, said a technical issue caused EBT cards not to work.

A local Food Lion said it was a busy day of putting back groceries, with many customers left wondering how they were going to put food on the table. Checkers there said they had three or four full baskets of food to put back, because people had no way to pay for it.

The company stated this was in no way tied to the partial government shutdown. They have since issued a statement saying the machines are working again.

 They were asking retailers to use its manual system, which would only allow snap customers to spend up to 50 dollars until the problem was fixed.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Slain Colorado mom painted happy picture of married life

    Slain Colorado mom painted happy picture of married life

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:14:36 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 2:30 PM EDT2018-08-17 18:30:08 GMT
    (The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts.  The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...(The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts. The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...

    Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life - of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children.

    More >>

    Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life - of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children.

    More >>
  • 'This is animal abuse': Woman charged after 'intentionally' starving ex's dog

    'This is animal abuse': Woman charged after 'intentionally' starving ex's dog

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:00 PM EDT2018-08-17 18:00:18 GMT

    Champ, a Rottweiler-mastiff mix, should weigh 110 pounds. He's 50 pounds and remains in critical condition.

    More >>

    Champ, a Rottweiler-mastiff mix, should weigh 110 pounds. He's 50 pounds and remains in critical condition.

    More >>
  • US approves new generic competitor to EpiPen

    US approves new generic competitor to EpiPen

    Thursday, August 16 2018 3:47 PM EDT2018-08-16 19:47:00 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 1:47 PM EDT2018-08-17 17:47:50 GMT
    The new generic version will be sold by Teva Pharmaceuticals. (Source: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)The new generic version will be sold by Teva Pharmaceuticals. (Source: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

    US officials approves new generic competitor for emergency allergy medication EpiPen.

    More >>

    US officials approves new generic competitor for emergency allergy medication EpiPen.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly