(a)  Participants may transact food benefits on any day on or between the "First Date to Spend" and "Last Date to Spend" for their certification period, as defined in 7 C.F.R. 246.7(g), which is incorporated by reference with all subsequent amendments and editions.

(b)  Food benefits shall be transacted only at authorized WIC vendors in accordance with the terms of the signed WIC Vendor Agreement and WIC program rules, regulations, and statutes. Authorized WIC vendors shall not be reimbursed for food benefits that are not properly transacted as set forth in Rule .0708 of this Section.

(c)  Authorized WIC vendors shall have their bank account credited with payments for completed EBT transactions. Food benefits shall not be assigned, transferred, sold, or otherwise negotiated.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑361; 7 C.F.R. 246.7; 7 C.F.R. 246.12; 42 U.S.C. 1786;

Eff. July 1, 1981;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2001; November 1, 1990; July 1, 1989;

Temporary Amendment Eff. July 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2017; October 1, 2009; August 1, 2004;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 23, 2017;

Amended Eff. March 1, 2020.