Business / Agriculture / Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Systems: Under an EBT system, recipients are issued an 'ATM-like' card and a 'personal identification number' (PIN) instead of food stamp coupons. They access their food stamp benefits when purchasing food by using the card at an approved retailer: 'swiping' the card through a point-of-sale terminal and entering their PIN. This electronically debits a 'food stamp account' maintained for them (and is replenished monthly) and credits the retailer with the purchase amount. States are permitted to issue food stamp benefits through EBT systems, and, unless a waiver is granted, must use EBT systems by 2002.
Benefit Noun Synonyms: advantage, profit, good, sake, gain, aid, help, service
Benefit Verb Synonyms: improve, aid, help, better, promote, further, advance, forward
Transfer Verb Synonyms: move, transport, convey, remove, carry, take, deliver, bring, transmit, cart, haul, shift, hand (on or over), turn over, give, pass (on or along or over)
Science / Biology / Organ Systems: Groups of organs that perform related functions. MORE
Health / Dentistry / Other Income Benefits: While disabled, an employee may be eligible for benefits from other sources. Benefits payable under the Long Term Disability plan may be reduced by other sources of income such as Social Security and MORE