What Is Access Card and Access Card Fraud?
The Access Card is a state issued debit/credit card that allows the recipients to purchase appropriate items such as food or medical services. What used to be known as “food stamps” is now in the form of a state provided Access Card. Every state guides their own state programs in accordance with federal programs.
Pennsylvania Access Card:
Pennsylvania describes their Access Card in this way: “…If the individual cardholder is also the payment name for a cash assistance or Food Stamps case, the Access Card for Medical Assistance only is yellow; the Access EBT card is green, and if cash assistance and food stamps benefits stop, the green card will continue to be the Access card to be used for medical services….”
Access Card Fraud:
According to Pennsylvania information From Oct. 1, 2011 – Sept. 30, 2012
- There were more than 14,006 complaints received
- 3,394 investigations
- $9,762,234 saved