As we’ve seen many times, there are a multitude of opinions and experiences having to do with the WIC program. A couple years back, an anonymous brave cashier shared her perspective with me, and she let me share it on my blog. Needless to say, the post received (and continues to receive) quite a bit of mixed feedback.
Today, I’m bringing you another anonymous checker’s perspective, quite a bit different from the last one. Enjoy! continue reading »
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“WIC: A Checker’s Perspective” is a guest post submitted to me via e-mail. If you would like to contribute a post to WIC woes, feel free to contact me about guest posting. I certainly welcome differing viewpoints :)
For the last several years, I’ve worked at my local grocery store and encounter all types of people. Despite my area’s relative affluence, there seems to be a high number of people who come through my line who pay with a WIC check, EBT, or some combination thereof. continue reading »
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Many states use paper vouchers. Some have switched to using electronic cards like the Food Stamps program now uses. Today I ran across a story that brings up one more reason why it’s good to get rid of the paper vouchers. Here’s an excerpt: continue reading »
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Virginia is one of several states that now will use a card to load WIC approved foods onto instead of a paper voucher. Do I have any VA WIC participants or participants in other states that want to share with us the pros and cons of having an electronic debit type card for WIC purchases instead of the traditional paper vouchers? continue reading »
I frequently hear people say that you are supposed to get every item on your voucher. I’ve heard about fears that you will get a smaller food package the next month if you don’t get every item. I’ve heard about cashiers that refuse to ring people up if they don’t get every item.
But as far as I know, no states actually REQUIRE that you get every item on your vouchers. And, as far as I know, food packages have never been reduced because of not turning in and using 100% of your vouchers. continue reading »