eWIC Pilot 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.
In New York, eWIC is being tested with a small number of vendors in 2018. After that, eWIC will be steadily rolled out statewide by 2019. Moving to eWIC will take a lot of planning, development and teamwork with WIC vendors.
For more information on eWIC click the links below:
eWIC Equipment and Technology
Conduent Technologies – eWIC Equipment and Technology