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

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Last Published: 08/26/2015

 

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