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Sun October 13, 2013

Xerox: Access Restored for Food Stamp Users, Including Oklahoma

A sample of an Oklahoma SNAP card
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UNDATED (AP) —Xerox Corporation says that access to food stamp systems has been restored in 17 states that were affected by a temporary outage.

People in Ohio, Michigan and Texas were unable to use food stamp debit-style cards for hours on Saturday. Xerox said a routine test of backup systems resulted in a temporary system failure.

Xerox Spokeswoman Jennifer Wasmer said in an email that it took time to restore the system and make sure it was fully functional.