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List of states affected in food stamp card outage

(AP) – People in 17 states found themselves temporarily unable to use their food stamp debit-style cards on Saturday, after a routine test of backup systems by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. Xerox spokeswoman Jennifer Wasmer listed the states affected in an emailed statement.

They are:

Alabama

California

Georgia

Iowa

Illinois

Louisiana

Massachusetts

Maryland

Maine

Michigan

Mississippi

New Jersey

Ohio

Oklahoma

Pennsylvania

Texas

Virginia

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