Documents to Bring to Your WIC Appointment

What to Bring to Your Appointment

The following is a list of items to bring for a scheduled WIC appointment:

  • All individuals who will be seen that day
  • Proof of identity for the individual to be enrolled
    • Picture ID
    • Birth certificate/Infant's Proof of Birth Letter
    • Crib card (for infants)
    • Immunization or medical record
    • Current Medicaid card
  • Proof of Virginia residency
    • Driver's license
    • Utility bill
    • Pay stub
    • Other official documentation that includes your current name and address.
  • Immunization record (for infants and children).

Proof of Income

Proof of ALL income for the entire family (income cannot be more than 30 days old)

Proof of income can be any of the following:

  • Paystubs: Most recent with "year to date" income listed
  • W-2 form or income tax return for the most current calendar year
  • Unemployment notice from Virginia Employment Commission
  • Statement of Social Security benefits or other benefits
  • Military Leave and Earning Statement (Itemized)
  • Foster Care statement from Department of Social Services
  • Current SNAP letter of eligibility
  • Free or reduced School Lunch Letter of Eligibility
  • Current Medicaid or FAMIS card

Certification for WIC & E-WIC Benefits

eWIC Card

Once you or your child is enrolled in the WIC Program, your child will be certified for one year using the criteria above and you will receive E-WIC benefits. The Virginia WIC Program has transitioned to use of the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system for WIC participants. E-WIC is a benefit card system, which is similar to a debit card. The participant can use the E-WIC card to redeem their benefits at authorized WIC retail vendors. 

Shopping is made easier for participants to make their food selections. The food benefits will not be changing with the new eWIC benefit card. The foods that you or your child receives will simply be transferred to an electronic benefit card. You may purchase one item or several items at one time. See the video here for the benefits of E-WIC.