Woman, Children, and Infant (WIC) provides supplementary foods, health care recommendations, and nutritional education for low-income pregnant mothers, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding post-delivery women, and to infants and children up to age five (“Women, Infants, and Children”, 2018).
To be eligible for WIC the recipient would have to go through a prescreening that would entail some households earning and unearned income (i.e. child support). Then after that depending on which category the recipient fit in -Woman (pregnant or breastfeeding), Infant, and children- WIC would give the appropriate benefits needed to the recipient. According to USDA since WIC is a “short-term program participant will stop getting benefits at the end of each certification period”, which depends on pregnancy, post-partum, and/or health circumstances.
One thing about the program I would change is the monitoring of who gets WIC because as crazy as it may seem there are people that have sold “free” WIC cards online to earn a profit, when there are people that need the program but couldn’t get in because there was no more funding for any new people. Also, I would go back to using the voucher in all states instead of using the card because people can take their EBT card and put it in an ATM and take the money out and use it on other miscellaneous things other than their kids.