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WIC (aka Women, Infants and Children)

 

Overview

 

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a federal assistance program of the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for health care and nutrition of low-income pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and infants and children under the age of five. (See Child nutrition programs.) The eligibility requirement is a family income below 185% of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines. If a person participates in other benefit programs, or has family members who participate in the Food Stamp Program, Medicaid, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, they automatically meet the eligibility requirements. This program is unrelated to the USDA's Food Stamp Program. Currently, WIC serves 53 percent of all infants born in the United States by providing vouchers for specific nutritional items to WIC moms.

 

The WIC key allows tendering the transaction via a WIC Voucher or electronic payment. Rules vary by state. Refer to your state provided documents for proper handling.

 

 

Key Sequence

 

Enter the amount of the transaction and then press the WIC key. Pressing the WIC key without entering an amount will tender the WIC transaction amount to the WIC Voucher or electronic payment.

 

Example (when the subtotal amount is $25.34):

 

2534  [ WIC ]  (tenders $25.34 to the WIC benefit)

 

[ WIC ]  (tenders $25.34 to the WIC benefit)

 

[ ELEIGBLE ]  [ WIC ]  (display the WIC eligible total)