Electronic Benefits Protection

  • The comments of A fort lauderdale CONSUMER LAWYER – as well as two dozen other consumer and community groups on Treasury’ proposal to regulate the delivery of federal benefits through check cashers (April, 1999)
  • The comments of A CONSUMER LAWYER, as well as over a dozen other national and local consumer and community groups, regarding Treasury’s proposed special new account (called the “ETA”) for unbanked recipients of federal benefits to receive their payments electronically (January, 1999)
  • A consumer ed piece on federal recipients’ rights to continue receiving paper checks, despite the requirement for electronic deposits (November, 1998)
  • A CONSUMER LAWYER’s Comments on the Electronics Benefits Transfer Benefit Adjustments (July 24, 0998)
  • The comments of A CONSUMER LAWYER, as well as over a dozen other national and local consumer and community groups, regarding Treasury’s proposed regulations for the delivery of federal benefits by electronic means (May, 1998)
  • A CONSUMER LAWYER’s Testimony before the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit U.S. House of Representatives regarding the impact of Treasury’s Proposed Regulation under the “EFT 99” Provisions of the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 On the Poor, the Elderly and the “Unbanked” (March 4, 1998)

  • “EFT 99” Provisions of the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 On the Poor, the Elderly and the “Unbanked” (March 4, 0998)

  • The Need for Interoperability Among EBT Systems (January 6, 1998)

  • Letter to Treasury Secretary Rubin from A CONSUMER LAWYER and several other national organizations about the need to exclude unregulated fringe bankers from the delivery system for federal benefits (November 19, 1997)

  • A CONSUMER LAWYER’s Testimony before the COMMITTEE ON BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES regarding the impact of Treasury’s Proposed Regulation under the “EFT 99” Provisions of the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 On the Poor, the Elderly and the “Unbanked”  (September 25, 1997)

  • Comments on Proposed Rule Making on Electronic Benefits Transfer, 31 CFR 207 (July 8, 1997).

  • A CONSUMER LAWYER’s Testimony before the COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM AND OVERSIGHT, Subcommittee on Government Management, Information and Technology, regarding the Impact of P.L. 104-134 (“EFT-99”) On the Poor, the Elderly and the “Unbanked” (June 18, 1997)

  • Testimony of A CONSUMER LAWYER before the SENATE COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING AND URGAN AFFAIRS regarding the Impact of P.L. 104-134 (“EFT-99”) On the Poor, the Elderly and the “Unbanked” (May 22, 1997)

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