EBT stands for Electronics Benefit Transfer. WIC EBT is an electronic process where the food benefits are automatically added onto a card, similar to a debit card. This card, which will be known as the eWIC card, will replace the current paper-based delivery system. The Alabama WIC Program spent several years in the planning phase and made the decision to utilize an online eWIC card.
Alabama WIC is now entering the implementation phase. The pilot area will include, Montgomery, Elmore, and Autauga county. Following a three (3) month pilot we will begin statewide roll out. The pilot is estimated to begin Fall of 2018, with statewide roll out beginning at the end of the three (3) month pilot. eWIC will be rolled out in phases by Public Health Districts.
As soon as the State selects an eWIC Service Provider we will begin working closely with our authorized WIC vendors to ensure all vendors are ready for implementation.
During the eWIC implementation phase, updates and further information about eWIC will be posted on our website as it becomes available.
Page last updated: June 11, 2018