The Mississippi State Department of Health's WIC Program is transitioning to a "Retail Food Delivery System." This enables WIC participants to go to a WIC Vendor of their choice, shop to obtain WIC supplemental foods, and complete the transaction at the cash register using an eWIC card.
Retail grocery stores must meet specific criteria in order to be considered a WIC vendor. Below are the minimum selection criteria.
Retail grocery stores and pharmacies desiring to become WIC authorized vendors must complete a 7-phase authorization process, as described below.
Phase One: Vendor applicants must complete and submit all required application documents to the Program. All information MUST be complete.
Phase Two: The WIC Vendor application will be reviewed for completeness by the Vendor Compliance Analyst. Vendor applicants will be notified by email if the application is complete.
Phase Three: An on-site inspection to verify the accuracy of the information provided in the application will be conducted. The on-site inspection verifies whether or not the vendor meets all requirements.
Phase Four: A store representative responsible for training will be required to attend a new vendor training session. New vendor training will be offered regionally.
Phase Five: A WIC Vendor Agreement will be sent for the vendor’s signature after which it should be returned to MSDH for further processing.
Phase Six: The agreement will be in effect when all signatures have been obtained, training has been received, and the store is notified of the date it may begin to accept eWIC. The applicant is not allowed to accept eWIC until a fully executed agreement is in place. Any applicant found to be accepting WIC prior to having a fully executed agreement will not be authorized.
Phase Seven: Vendors must be certified by the WIC EBT processor to verify that the system is capable of making required eWIC transactions.
Required documentation to process applications:
Corporation or Partnership (ownership of 2 or more stores under one corporate entity)
Sole Proprietorship (ownership of 1 store under 1 corporate entity)
Contact the Wic Retail Partner Program at 1-800-359-7832.
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