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CNBC reports that Walmart has removed “a hurdle that had long prevented food stamp recipients from using its online grocery shopping platform” at at select locations “will allow shoppers using EBT to order items through Wal-Mart's online grocery pickup platform, then pay in-person when they pick up their groceries.”

The story says that “the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, requires that customers using electronic benefits transfer, pay for their purchases at the "actual time and place" of a sale … This particular program evolved in response to the USDA selecting seven retailers in January to test online ordering and payment by SNAP participants. Amazon was also on the list, but Wal-Mart was not.”
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