What does NC WIC cover?

What does NC WIC cover?

Women and children (1-5 years of age) participating in WIC receive food benefits for milk, cheese, eggs, cereals high in iron and fiber, peanut butter or dried or canned beans or peas, fruits and vegetables, brown rice, whole wheat bread, tortillas and tofu.

Does North Carolina have a WIC program?

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Women’s and Children’s Health Section, Nutrition Services Branch administers it. The WIC program provides a combination of nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals for health care.

Can you use NC WIC online?

No, WIC participants cannot use eWIC with online grocery ordering. + 2. Is eWIC still just for use in North Carolina? Yes, NC eWIC benefits can only be transacted in NC.

What is the income limit for Medicaid in North Carolina?

Who is eligible for North Carolina Medicaid Program?

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $17,131
2 $23,169
3 $29,207
4 $35,245

Can I use my NC WIC card in another state?

You can use your card wherever North Carolina eWIC is accepted. It is important to know when you receive your benefits. You could be disqualified from the WIC Program if you misuse your card or benefits.

What does WIC consider as income?

If you participate in another assistance program you may be automatically income-eligible for WIC.

  • Breastfeeding mothers are eligible to participate in WIC longer than non-breastfeeding mothers.
  • More than half of the infants in the U.S.
  • WIC participants support the local economy through their purchases.
  • What is the income limit to qualify for WIC?

    Your gross income (income before taxes) must be at or below 185 percent of the U.S. poverty income guidelines in order to be eligible for WIC according to income. This link takes you to the federal guidelines for each state. You can also contact your local WIC office. This chart is effective July 2019 to June 30 2020.

    How often does WIC check your income?

    Under normal circumstances you will only have to come into the WIC office once every 3 months to have the card reloaded. Keep in mind that there are special circumstances that you may have to come in sooner than 3 months but our WIC staff will always let you know of when that will be and you are always welcome to call to be sure.

    How much do you get on WIC?

    The state agency’s income standard must be between 100 percent of the federal poverty guidelines (issued each year by the Department of Health and Human Services), but cannot be more than 185 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines.