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 will be piloting eWIC from March 18, 2019, to May 31, 2019. Alabama will have a phased pilot. The first phase of the pilot will begin March 18, 2019 and includes the following counties: Autauga, Elmore, and Montgomery. The second phase will begin April 1, 2019, and includes the rest of the East Central District and the Northeastern District. After the pilot period, there are three rollout periods June 3, 2019; July 1, 2019; and August 5, 2019. Attached is a map of the Alabama Department of Public Health Districts and the rollout dates for each district.
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Page last updated: February 25, 2019