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WIC nutrition benefits go electronic: faster, easier to use


August 14, 2018

Press release

The Montana WIC program rolled out eWIC, statewide in September. The new system replaces paper benefits with a charge card similar to a credit or debit card.

One goal of eWIC is to help reduce any stigma associated with the benefits and, in turn, encourage more people who qualify and benefit from the program to use it. WIC is available to all Montana residents who are pregnant or breastfeeding up to one year postpartum, nonbreastfeeding mothers up to six months postpartum, and children up to age 5 who meet income guidelines.

“WIC is such an important program because it h...

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