NEW JERSEY SPEEDS EXPANSION OF EBT

NEW YORK -- An electronic- benefits-transfer pilot program now being tested in one county in New Jersey will be expanded to two additional counties beginning this fall.The EBT program, designed to replace the traditional paper-based system for distributing government-mandated benefits such as food stamps, has been undergoing extensive testing in Camden County, N.J., since February. An estimated 500

NEW YORK -- An electronic- benefits-transfer pilot program now being tested in one county in New Jersey will be expanded to two additional counties beginning this fall.

The EBT program, designed to replace the traditional paper-based system for distributing government-mandated benefits such as food stamps, has been undergoing extensive testing in Camden County, N.J., since February. An estimated 500 supermarkets have been involved in the test program thus far.

Based on early p

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