The roll out of the new card design began this month in NYC and will continue in September for upstate counties. There will be no mass replacement of current EBT cards. Only new applicants and those needing a replacement card (due to damage or loss of current card) will receive a card with the new design.
Current EBT cards will continue to be valid and can continue to be used to access SNAP benefits. There is no change in how the card works.