5000, EBT System

Revision 18-1; Effective December 19, 2018

Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) staff with security access use a Web-based application to log in to the administrative terminal (AT) at http://www.ebtedge.com/gov/portal/PortalHome.do to issue and replace Lone Star cards and personal identification number (PIN) packets. Staff also use the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system to perform such functions as inquiry, account transaction update to the vendor database and, in certain very restricted situations, priority Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit authorization.