National WIC Association

Why do WIC participants fail to pick up their checks? An urban study in the wake of welfare reform

Rosenberg TJ, et al. Why do WIC participants fail to pick up their checks? An urban study in the wake of welfare reform. Am J Public Health. Mar 2003;93(3):477-481.

These authors explored whether work or immigration concerns affected women’s participation in the WIC Program. Results showed that non-collection of checks was associated with job conflicts, transportation or illness problems, and check distribution policies.