September 30, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A computer glitch that left nearly 40,000 Californians unable to use their electronic food stamp cards has been fixed.
U-T San Diego says a software update inadvertently zeroed the balances on state-issued Electronic Benefit Cards Sunday and Monday, leaving people unable to use them to buy food and other items at supermarkets and restaurants.
Michael Weston of the state Department of Social Services says the balances were restored Tuesday morning. He says everyone whose CalFresh program card was canceled has had it reactivated or has been issued a new card.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.