Use Your WIC During COVID-19
Part 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:
- WIC benefits are being added directly to their eWIC account on their family issue date.
- WIC allowances do not roll over, so any balance that is not spent is lost.
- Enabling notifications on the Bnft® App is the best way to receive real-time eWIC updates.
- 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.