WIC’s fruit and vegetable enhanced benefit gets an extension!
The temporary enhanced fruit and vegetable benefit for WIC participants over the age of 1 has been extended.
What you need to know:
Eligible WIC participants will receive the temporary enhanced fruit and vegetable benefits in December, January, February, and March.
The amount of fruit and vegetable benefit you or your child receives depends on your category. How much will I get?
$24 per month for each child over 12 months of age
$43 per month for pregnant, postpartum, and some partially breastfeeding participants
$47 per month for fully or partially breastfeeding participant
The extra benefits are good for this limited time only so make sure to use all your benefits before they expire. Reminder: WIC benefits are good for 30 days and do not roll over into the next month if unused. For questions about the extra fruit and vegetable benefit call your WIC office. For recipe ideas go to the Yummy Recipes tab on the WICShopper app.
Connecticut WIC Program Service Update
The Connecticut WIC Program is here to support you. All WIC offices are currently open with flexible appointment options including phone, video conference, online and in-person appointments. To see what is needed for your upcoming appointment, visit the WICShopper app My Appointment button or contact your local WIC office.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, better known as the WIC Program, provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, nutrition education, and breastfeeding promotion and support to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
Who is eligible?
Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends).
Breastfeeding women (up to infant’s 1 st birthday).
Non-breastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends).
Infants (up to 1st birthday). WIC serves 45 percent of all infants born in the United States.
Children up to their 5th birthday (fathers, grandparents, foster parents or other guardians may apply for WIC for their children).
What are the benefits?
Individual time to speak with a nutritionist or trained professional about your diet or your child's diet.
Opportunity to meet and talk to other moms with young children.
Referrals to health care and other social service programs.
An eWIC card to buy healthy food for you or your children.
USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
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