(St. Paul, MN) -- Changes to Minnesota's welfare system are in effect starting today. The reforms will affect how Electronic Benefit Transfer (E-B-T) cards are distributed and used. The pre-loaded cards will now be printed with the head of household's name and only the head-of-household card will be able to access the cash portion of a person's benefits. In addition, replacement cards will now incur a two-dollar fee. The latest reforms were passed by the Republican-led legislature and signed by Governor Dayton during the 2011 session. Further changes will be implemented in 2013, including possible reductions to benefits of people guilty of felony drug crimes.