Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)

Business / Taxes / Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT): Electronic benefits transfer, or EBT, is a system through which recipients of certain government benefits receive and spend funds electronically, using a plastic EBT card similar to a bank debit card. Benefits are deposited electronically into the recipient’s program account. The recipient can then use his or her EBT card to make purchases, which are debited from the account. All states now use EBT in addition to traditional paper coupons to distribute food stamp benefits. Some states also use EBT to disburse benefits for other programs, including the US Department of Agriculture’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) programs. There are no fees when recipients use EBT cards for purchases, but fees may apply to cash withdrawals from ATMs or electronic balance inquiries.

Other Words for Benefits

Benefits Noun Synonyms: perquisite(s), emolument(s), allowance(s), extra(s), fringe benefit(s), perk(s)
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Other Words for Transfer

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)
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Prescription Drug Benefits

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Prescription Drug Benefits: Typically a provision included in a group health plan designed to provide covered employees and their dependents with payment assistance for medically prescribed drugs. MORE

Private Unrequited Transfers

Business / Finance / Private Unrequited Transfers: Resident immigrant workers' remittances to their country of origin as well as, e.g., gifts, dowries, inheritances, prizes, charitable contributions. MORE

Preauthorized Electronic Debits (PAD)

Business / Finance / Preauthorized Electronic Debits (PAD): Debits to a bank account in advance by the payer. The payer's bank sends payment to the payee's bank through the Automated Clearing House (ACH) system. MORE

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