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Welfare Revolution / Electronic Benefits Transfer / ATMs #188085

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 31, 1999
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The revolution in welfare allowing recipients to get their cash at bank ATMs introduced.

(New York: Betsy Stark) Problems with the new welfare electronic benefits transfer (EBT) system examined. [Welfare recipient Zenobia BERRIOS - says she hates the new system.] [Bronx borough President Fernando FERRER - says the fees are a tax!] The problems of finding ATM machines in poor neighborhoods detailed. [Welfare recipients Tyletha SAMUELS, Carmen MALDONADO - explain the difficulties.] [Citigroup Brian CLAIRE - defends the system.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The problems arising if welfare debit cards are lost cited.

Gibson, Charles;
Stark, Betsy

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