Dakota EBT

Medical Eligibility Verification System

The Department of Social Services uses electronic technology to verify eligibility for medical benefits. The Medical Eligibility Verification System issues recipients of medical benefits a magnetic strip card (similar to a credit card or ATM card.)

When a recipient goes to a health care provider, he or she presents the Medical ID card to the provider. The provider checks eligibility electronically via the Medical Eligibility Verification System (MEVS) using a point-of-service device or a personal computer.