Frequently Asked Questions

Any questions?

If you’re not sure you understand everything there is to know about South Dakota WIC, check out some of our most frequently asked questions below.

Who is eligible?

Pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women; infants; and children up to age five are eligible. They must meet income guidelines, live in South Dakota and be individually determined to be at “nutritional risk” by a health professional. For more on eligibility requirements, click here.

What is “nutritional risk?”

There are two major types of nutritional risk recognized by South Dakota WIC  for participant eligibility:

  • Medical risks such as anemia, low weight, maternal age, pregnancy complications or poor pregnancy outcomes
  • Diet-based risk such as poor dietary patterns

To determine your eligibility, we’ll set you up with a health professional free of charge to determine your status.

What are the food benefits provided by WIC?

WIC participants receive benefits to purchase specific foods each month that are designed to supplement their diets with specific nutrients. 

How do I check my eWIC food balance?

You can check your balance by calling 1-877-231-9314, by visiting or by viewing your last receipt.

What should I do if I forget my eWIC PIN?

Call 1-877-231-9314, visit or contact your local WIC clinic.

What should I do if I lose my card?

Call your local WIC clinic. If the clinic is closed leave a message or call 1-800-738-2301. You may also leave a message at this number.  To find a list of local clinic’s phone numbers click here.

What should I do if I suspect someone is abusing benefits?

Please help stop the abuse of benefits by reporting:

  • Buying or selling WIC healthy foods or formula
  • Selling foods received from WIC on eBay, Craigslist, or Facebook
  • Giving away food or formula that was purchased with WIC benefits

Help keep your WIC program working! If you know a store or participant is cheating or abusing WIC, please report it to WIC staff immediately, or contact the State WIC Office at 1-800-738-2301.