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.
For more information on eWIC click the links below:
eWIC Equipment and Technology
Conduent Technologies – eWIC Equipment and Technology