DSS: Cash, food assistance benefit cards working again

Debit-style cards for people receiving food and cash assistance are working again after computer problems disrupted the system earlier today, according to the state Department of Social Services.

J.P. Morgan Electronic Financial Services, the contractor the state uses to operate the electronic benefit transfer cards, notified the state that service was restored, allowing people who receive cash assistance and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the program formerly known as food stamps, to receive their benefits as usual.