IWIC is Here! WIC Now Offers the EBT Card

The IWIC EBT card makes buying WIC food much easier.

It works just like a debit card. Use your IWIC EBT card to buy approved foods at any store that displays the image of the IWIC EBT card or displays a “We Accept WIC” sign. Target, Walmart, Jewel, and Walgreens are just a few of the stores that accept the IWIC EBT card.

Get Started Using the IWIC EBT Card

WIC benefits will be deposited into your account on the first of each month that your family is enrolled. To keep your WIC benefits and IWIC EBT card active, connect with WIC twice a year for an appointment. Between appointments, you can participate in nutrition and breastfeeding education either online or in-person.

 

 

 

WIC is the Women, Infants, and Children Program. WIC helps families eat well and stay healthy.
WIC is FREE to participants. Who is WIC for?
  • Infants and children up to their 5th birthday (even if they are cared for by other guardians, fathers, grandparents, or foster parents)
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women
  • Women who have just had a baby
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WIC provides free...

  • Vouchers for healthy foods – depending on your specific nutritional needs
  • Breastfeeding education and support
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Referrals to health and other social services

 

Contact one of the following WIC locations for more information and to apply.
Not sure if you qualify?

Call us at one of the above Erie WIC phone numbers if you have any questions, or click here to view the WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines. Working families and migrant families are also welcome to apply.

What do I bring to my first WIC appointment?
  • Identification — for yourself and any children of age birth to 5 years
  • Proof of address — a document verifying your current address
  • Proof of income — current documents such as, paycheck, tax return or letter from employer
What should I expect at my first WIC appointment?
  • A review of the WIC program services & benefits  
  • An Individualized Nutrition Assessment for each qualifying member of your family
Is WIC a public charge? If I am an immigrant can I apply for WIC?
  • WIC is not a public charge* 
  • Immigrant families can apply for WIC*

The WIC program is offered by Erie with support from the Chicago Department of Public Health, the Illinois Department of Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture

*Our information about WIC, public charge and immigration, comes from nwica.org/immigration-resources in their FAQ section and povertylaw.org/students/immigrants.