There has been an increase in SNAP/EBT/DTA fraud that is affecting local clients both with attempts to steal PIN numbers and skim EBT card stations.
DTA is asking that you please change your PIN before each issuance to protect your benefits. This is the best way to try to protect your benefits if your card information has been stolen.
IF YOU LOSE YOUR BENEFITS TO FRAUD, THEY CANNOT BE REPLACED!
For more information about protecting your account, please visit mass.gov/protectyourebt
Did you know about the extra money you get for fruits and vegetables through SNAP?
HIP puts money back on your EBT card (up to a certain amount by household size) when you use SNAP to buy healthy, local fruits and vegetables from HIP farm vendors.
1 – 2 Persons = +$40
3 – 5 Persons = +$60
6+ Persons = +$80
At a farmers’ market, farm stand, mobile or virtual farm market, ask if HIP is accepted, or look for the HIP logo.
To learn more about the HIP program, please visit www.mass.gov/service-details/massachusetts-healthy-incentives-program-hip or give our offices a call 508 – 679 – 0041.