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Georgia’s Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, also known as the WIC program, is changing the way they’re handing out monthly benefits.

The program provides food for low-income women during and after pregnancy, as well as children five and younger.

Georgia will begin to issue electronic debit cards by October, replacing the paper vouchers that are still currently in use.  In fact, Georgia is one of the last states in the country to quit using paper vouchers since a 2020 mandate requiring states to switch to electronic methods.

Officials say switching to electronic debit cards will give recipients more freedom to manage their spending.