Indiana WIC services and benefit fully available during federal government shutdown

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Indiana Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is providing services as usual during the federal government shutdown and has funding to support benefits through March, Indiana and Putnam County WIC have anounced.

Clients are not currently experiencing any changes to their benefits because of the shutdown.

Indiana WIC will continue to work with federal and state partners to make plans should the shutdown extend past March and will provide additional updates as needed.

WIC provides healthy food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and referrals to social service programs for families and is available in all 92 Indiana counties. The Indiana WIC program currently serves an average of 145,000 women, infants and children each month through a statewide network of 138 WIC clinics.

Individuals and families currently enrolled in WIC can keep their appointments at their local clinics and can continue to use their WIC EBT cards to redeem benefits at WIC-approved vendors.

Any WIC clients experiencing problems redeeming their benefits should contact their local WIC clinic or call 1-800-522-0874.

Individuals and families who are interested in finding out whether they qualify for WIC can visit to complete a prescreening tool, find local clinics and learn more about the program.

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