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WIC EBT Activities
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WIC EBT Technical Implementation Guide and Operating Rules

The Operating Rules (OR) and Technical Implementation Guide (TIG) are technical resources for use by all State agencies, authorized WIC vendors and EBT industry stakeholders to apply in their EBT implementation projects for consistency in WIC EBT online purchase messages and file handling processes utilized by both smart card/offline and magstrip/online WIC EBT systems. 

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Summary of Changes to the WIC EBT Technical Implementation Guide September 2012 Version

Summary of Changes to the WIC EBT Technical Implementation Guide September 2012 Version

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WIC MIS – EBT Universal Interface

This document standardizes the functional requirements for the Universal Interface between the WIC Management Information Systems (WIC MIS) and the WIC Electronic Benefit Transfer systems (WIC EBT system) used in the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program.

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EBT One-Card Technical and Programmatic Considerations

This paper outlines many of the considerations State agencies would need to examine to implement a 'One Card' EBT solution.

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WIC Cost Analysis Guidance

The WIC EBT Cost Analysis Model is intended to support the creation of a State’s WIC EBT Feasibility Study and/or Implementation Advanced Planning Document (IAPD) by providing a tool for calculating the detailed costs of alternative WIC EBT solutions and capturing the benefits and risks of WIC EBT.   The purpose in creating and using a model across all States is to support uniformity in cost, benefit and risk assessments.

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WIC EBT Technical Implementation Guide 2012 Version

This guidance is to provide the implementation framework for Online and Smart Card WIC EBT. FNS expects all stakeholders supporting WIC EBT to incorporate these guidelines into all WIC EBT systems that have been funded by federal funds provided by the WIC Program.

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WIC_EBT_Testing_Guidelines

This document is designed as a guide to assist the states as they plan, prepare for, and execute testing of their WIC EBT systems.