Term WIC Applications/Certification
Code NL-6000.9500-950
Definition Programs that conduct evaluations to determine whether families with pregnant women and/or children younger than age five meet the eligibility criteria for the WIC program, and which issue certificates for those who qualify. In some states, WIC benefits are made available through electronic transfer benefit (EBT) cards. Also included are other programs that help people prepare and file WIC applications and/or are authorized to do eligibility determinations for the program.
Created 10/23/96
Changed 10/17/13
Use References WIC Certification
See Also References
External Classification Terms Food (ACH B-01)
Food/Meals (CAN FO-200)
Food/Meals (AIRS FO-200)
Government & Public Administration (NTE W20)
Nutrition (NTE K40)
Nutrition (NPC K05)
Public Assistance (NPC W08.03)
Special Supplemental Food Program (WIC) (UW 3.1.02.07)
Related Concepts Children and Youth
Early Childhood Programs/Services
Financial Services/Benefits
Foster Care Transition Services
Homelessness
Named Programs
Pregnancy
U.S. Services/Targets
Facet Named Programs
Comments NOTE: A lot of different types of programs help people complete and file application/enrollment forms for various types of benefits and/or are authorized, often by contract, to do eligibility determinations for a specific program. With so many different types of players, it is sometimes difficult to decide which Taxonomy term to select. Here are some guidelines: Use the Benefits Assistance terms in the FT-1000 section for application assistance provided by programs devoted primarily to advocacy for people to ensure that they understand and receive the benefits for which they are eligible. Use Benefits Screening (PH-0700) for programs that provide application assistance in the context of a general assessment of an individual's eligibility for a wide variety of benefits. Use the application/enrollment terms in the NL and NS sections of the Taxonomy for both federal, state, provincial or county offices tasked with benefits application/enrollment processing and eligibility determinations; and for other programs outside those systems that help people complete and file benefits application/enrollment forms or are authorized to do eligibility determinations for a specific benefit. Use Certificates/Forms Assistance (FT-1020) for assistance with any of the wide variety of forms, certificates and other official documents that people need to read and understand or complete and file that do not have a high enough profile to be covered by a dedicated Taxonomy term.
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