Last year, Connecticut’s Department of Social Services adopted regulations to implement the restriction. The regulations prohibit recipients of cash assistance under the Connecticut’s TANF-funded cash assistance program (i.e., Temporary Family Assistance) from conducting EBT transactions in prohibited locations and impose penalties for violations. The penalties are as follows:
- first violation: a warning
- second violation: a penalty in the amount of the EBT transaction
- third violation: a one-month suspension and a penalty in the amount of the EBT transaction
- fourth violation: at DSS’s discretion, benefit suspension for any length of time or termination.