Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program
WIC, or the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, is a nutrition program funded by the United States Department of Agriculture to assist families in obtaining healthy foods.
Foods for Infants (Birth-12 Months)
Referrals for Health Care
Breastfeeding Promotion and Support
WIC is available to pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five (5). To participate, you must:
- Be a resident of North Carolina
- have a family income less than 185% of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines
- A participant receiving Medicaid, Work Families First Assistance (TANF), or assistance from the NC Food and Nutrition Services automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.
- Be a nutritional risk; A nutritionist or other competent professional authority that makes nutritional risk assessment at no cost to the participant
WIC Prescreening Tool
View the WIC Prescreening Tool to find out if you might be eligible for WIC benefits.
WIC Income Guidelines
Once the size and gross income of the economic unit (or household) have been determined and documented, staff utilizes the poverty income guidelines included in the chart below to determine income eligibility. The guidelines are published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Call the Scotland County Health Department WIC office to make an appointment:
For your appointment you will need to bring the following:
- Proof of identification (for all individuals applying for WIC)
- Proof of income (for all household members with income)
- Proof of residence of current address
Examples of what you need to bring:
Valid driver's license, Social Security card, current work/school ID, current Medicaid card, current military ID, birth certificate, immunization record, and for infants: hospital crib card, ID bracelet, or mother’s verification of facts form.
With some exceptions, each person applying for WIC must be physically present at the time of application submission.
The North Carolina WIC Program uses an electronic benefit transfer system (eWIC) for WIC benefit issuance. The WIC Program will issue the WIC food benefits for you and your family into an electronic benefit account. Families then use their eWIC card and PIN to access their food benefits at the grocery store.
eWIC for Families
- Login to www.mybnft.com
- Download the Bnft® app on your smart phone
- Call eWIC Customer Service toll free: 1-844-230-0813
- Un Folleto de Use su Tarjeta eWIC de Carolina del Norte
- NC BNFT App Flyer (English)
- NC BNFT App Flyer (Spanish)
- NC WIC Program Shopping Guide (English)
- NC WIC Program Shopping Guide (Spanish)
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