April of this year the Members of the Authority issued the Advisory listed
below. The Advisory was issued to assist licensees by educating them
about this prohibition and informing them how they could prevent the use of EBT
cards at their premises.
Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance has begun forwarding the
Authority reports of licensees who have accepted EBT cards in violation of the
law. The Authority will issue notices of pleadings to these
licensees. However, the penalty for a first time violation of this rule
will simply be a Letter of Warning. If a licensee continues to accept EBT
cards, the licensee will be prosecuted accordingly. Please review this
Advisory and disable your systems from accepting EBT cards.
contact: Jacquelin Flug if you have any questions at 212-961-8342.