Use Your WIC During COVID-19

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Using WIC during COVID-19Part of the USDA’s response to COVID-19 is to allow automatic issuance of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to ensure that beneficiaries do not have to attend in-person WIC clinic appointments in order to receive their monthly food benefit allowance.

NCDHHS is working to spread the message to current WIC participants that: 

  1. WIC benefits are being added directly to their eWIC account on their family issue date.
  2. WIC allowances do not roll over, so any balance that is not spent is lost.
  3. Enabling notifications on the Bnft® App is the best way to receive real-time eWIC updates.
  4. WIC clinics are open and ready to serve, even if hours or locations have changed due to COVID-19.

The flyer below provides more information for WIC participants about auto-issuance and using their food benefits during COVID-19. If you have any questions, please contact your local WIC clinic directly. The WIC County Directory is available online.

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