Implementation of the
Electronic Benefit Transfer-Related Provisions of Public Law 111-296
- Proposed Rule
Published in the Federal Register February 28, 2013. Comments
due on or before June 29, 2013.
The comment period for the WIC EBT Proposed Rule is extended to
June 29, 2013 to afford more opportunity for stakeholders to
submit comments. A Notice announcing the extension of the
comment period is published in the May 29, 2013 Federal Register
WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines published for July 2013- June
Published March 29, 2013.
FY 2011 Breastfeeding
Local Agency Report
Released October 2012
Universal MIS-EBT Interface
(PDF, released June 2012)
The WIC Universal MIS-EBT Interface Specification document dated
June 2012 is now available. The document has been updated from
the last draft version based on the comments reviewed and
WIC Program and Participant Characteristics 2010
(Released December 2011)
The WIC PC 2010 Report summarizes the demographic
characteristics of WIC women, infants and children participants
nationwide in April 2010. Information is also available on
participant income and nutrition risk characteristics, a
national estimate of breastfeeding initiation for WIC infants,
and a description of WIC members of migrant farmworker families.
The WIC PC2010 Report is the most recent in a series of reports
that have been generated from WIC State management information
systems biennially since 1992.
Planning Document (APD) Process Training
The USDA FNS State Systems Office (SSO) provides training
on the Advance Planning Document (APD) Process for State’s
Management Information Systems projects. SSO conducted three
national training sessions focusing on the APD process and
related areas during the summer of 2008. The training sessions
have been transformed into eight On-Demand Training videos
available through links on the APD site:
Implementation of the Nondiscretionary, Non-Electronic Benefits
Transfer-Related Provisions of Public Law 111-296
Published in the Federal Register September 28, 2011
Prescreening Tool available online
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service
is pleased to announce the online availability of the WIC
Prescreening Tool. The WIC Prescreening Tool is a
web-based application intended to help potential WIC applicants
determine if they are likely to be eligible for WIC benefits.
The Tool asks users to complete a series of questions regarding
their categorical, residential and income eligibility for WIC
benefits. Based on their responses to these questions,
users are informed that they "may be eligible" or "may not be
eligible for WIC benefits.
Users who are likely to be eligible
to receive WIC benefits are provided with State-specific contact
information and are encouraged to make a certification
appointment with their WIC local agencies. Additionally,
users are provided with a printable summary of their responses
and a list of examples of the documentation that is required at
an initial certification appointment.
The Tool is currently available in English, Spanish and
Chinese (traditional). More languages are expected to be
added in the near future.
Cooperation in USDA Studies and Evaluations, and Full Use of
Federal Funds in Nutrition Assistance Programs Nondiscretionary
Provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Public
Published in the Federal Register June 29, 2011
Exclusion of Combat Pay from WIC Income Eligibility
Determinations - Final Rule
Published in the Federal Register June 16, 2011
||Will getting WIC or WIC
Farmers' Market nutrition benefits affect my immigrant status?
Posted May 28, 1999