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Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2019-0056

WIC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 are eligible. They must meet income guidelines, a state residency requirement, and be individually determined to be at "nutritional risk" by a health professional.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0026

Q&As related to COVID-19: WIC and the Food Distribution Programs

With the recent passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to assist with the novel coronavirus public health emergency,  WIC received an increase in funding for the program as well as increased ability to provide states with the flexibilities they need to support mothers, infants and children that rely on WIC.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0082

Verification of Certification Webinar Frequently Ask Questions

Verification of Certification Webinar Frequently Ask Questions

WIC 2016-4
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0081

Separation of Duties Webinar Frequently Ask Questions

Separation of Duties Webinar Frequently Ask Questions

WIC 2016-5
Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2016-0009

WIC Food Packages State Agency Frequently Asked Questions

WIC Food Packages State Agency Frequently Asked Questions

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0061

State Agency Furloughs and Shutdowns

This policy memorandum provides guidance for WIC state and local agencies in determining income eligibility for state and federal employees in instances where such employees experience a temporary decrease in earning due to being furloughed or having their pay deferred because of a state budget impasse or the temporary shutdown of the agency were they are employed, without pay.

WIC 2009-3
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2003-0025

Clarification of WIC Food Delivery Systems Final Rule Q&A

This policy memorandum updates our response to an issue regarding incentive items that was addressed in Final WIC Policy Memorandum #2002-1, includes answers to other questions that have been raised since the issuance of that policy memorandum, and incorporates the original and new questions and answers in a new format.

WIC Policy Memorandum #2002-1, Revision 1
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2003-0010

WIC Allowable Costs of Bioterrorism Preparedness

This policy memorandum provides clarification regarding the use of WIC program funds and resources to support bioterrorism preparedness.

Final WIC Policy Memorandum: #2003-04
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1994-0008

Questions and Answers on Implementation of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993

Attached is a set of Questions and Answers to assist WIC state agencies in implementing the NVRA and to identify issues and decisions which may require consultation with state election officials. As indicated in Policy Memorandum: 94-4, state agencies should integrate voter registration services in the least burdensome, most efficient manner.

WIC 1995-1
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1992-0009

Questions and Answers on Homeless Participation

These Q&A's were developed with the assistance of the regional offices as the Interim Homeless Rule was implemented and the Final Rule was being crafted. Although all of the issues raised in the Q&A's are important ones, they represent areas of policy interpretation that were not appropriate for inclusion in the regulation itself.

WIC 1992-15