Food & Nutrition WIC Program

The WIC Program is federally funded through the Connecticut Department of Health and provides nutrition for Women, Infants and Children. TVCCA is the local agency providing the service for the towns in New London County.

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Program Benefits

Healthy Outcomes

Healthy outcomes for expecting mothers, breast feeding and postpartum women, newborns and infants, and children under age five.

Healthy Eating

Nutrition professionals and Certified Lactation Consultants to help you with special questions on nutrition and breastfeeding.

Voucher Program

Vouchers for supplemental foods valued at $50.00 or more. Use at specific local markets and grocery stores.

Variety of Foods

Food packages may include: dairy, cereal, fruits and vegetables, infant formula or additional foods for breastfeeding moms.

The WIC Program Serves the Following:

  • Pregnant women (as soon as you know)
  • Breastfeeding women (up to the infant’s first birthday)
  • Postpartum (up to six months after the birth of the infant or the end of the pregnancy)
  • Infants (up to infant’s first birthday)
  • Children (up to the child’s fifth birthday)

Income OR Participation in certain programs

  • Income (set by State, at or below185% of Federal Poverty level)

Automatic Income Eligibility

  • Do you receive any one of the following?
    1. SNAP benefit (Food Stamps)
    2. Cash Assistance (TANF)
    3. State Health Insurance (specifically Husky A)

Residential Requirement

  • Connecticut resident or transfer from a state where you were formerly served.
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Introducing eWIC

Starting in April 2016, TVCCA will be rolling out the new WIC EBT card, known as eWIC. An eWIC card will replace the current paper food vouchers

The new eWIC card will provide:

  • A safer, easier and more convenient way for participants to shop for food.
  • All members of the same household on WIC will have their benefits on one card.
  • Similar to a debit/credit card with a magnetic strip.
  • Reduction in errors in choosing WIC approved foods.
  • The family can buy their foods when they need them.
  • The cash register/EBT system checks the participant’s available food prescription balance right then.

eWIC FAQ

USDA Nondescrimination 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:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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