New eWIC Card – Making Shopping Easier!

eWIC Statewide Implementation  Underway!

The New York State WIC Program is changing to an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system for the redemption of WIC benefits.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) ordered all states to start the new system by October 1, 2020. The system will be called eWIC. An eWIC card will replace paper checks and allow for faster purchases and improved customer service. eWIC will have positive benefits for both WIC participants and vendors.

 A successful pilot in upstate New York was completed in July 2018. The statewide eWIC transition began September 24, 2018 and will continue until full completion in April 2019. See  eWIC Implementation Map for when eWIC will go live in your area.

eWIC Card Guide – English

For more information on eWIC click the links below:

Project Timeline
eWIC store certifications by region
eWIC Frequently Asked Questions

eWIC Equipment and Technology

eWIC certified TPPs & ECRs
Integrated ECRs vs. Stand Beside Device

Vx520 POS Device – Retailer Policy & Procedures Manual

Vx520 POS Device – Quick Reference Guide

Shopping Resources

Buying Milk or Soy Beverage

WIC Foods Not Scanning

Buying Beans & Peanut Butter

Buying Baby Fruits and Vegetables

WIC Approved Lactaid Brand Milks

WIC2Go UPC screens

eWIC Presentations

WIC Vendor Forum Presentation January 23, 2018 
WIC Vendor Forum Presentation October 17, 2017


Vendor Management Agencies

Conduent Technologies – eWIC Equipment and Technology