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Report WIC Fraud & Abuse

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Your WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program provides nutritious foods, nutrition education and referrals for eligible women, infants and children.

In order for your WIC program to continue, it must operate in a fair and honest way. In some instances stores and clients are cheating or abusing your program. They overcharge for WIC foods or exchange WIC benefits for cash and non-WIC foods.


Examples of fraud and abuse may include:
MI_WIC Fraud and Abuse Poster

Clients who:

  • Sell or give away formula or foods purchased with WIC benefits
    (including selling formula and/or food through online sites such as Craigslist, Facebook, etc.).
  • Lie about income or family size when applying for WIC.
  • Buy non-WIC food with WIC benefits.
  • Trade WIC benefits for other items or cash.

Vendors who:

  • Buy WIC benefits for cash.
  • Accept WIC benefits for non-WIC food.
  • Accept WIC benefits for past purchases               Clck here to print poster
  • Accept WIC benefits for credit.
  • Overcharge for WIC food.

How to contact WIC

If you think someone is committing fraud or abusing the Michigan WIC Program, you can let us know by:
  • Submitting a complaint by using the online form:  Coming Soon!
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  • Calling our toll-free hotline:  1-800-CALL-WIC
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  • Mail:
         MDCH/WIC Division
         Program Integrity & Vendor Unit
         320 S. Walnut St.
         Lewis Cass Bldg., 6th Floor
         Lansing, MI 48913
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  • Email:  wicfraudinvestigations@michigan.gov
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  • Fax:     517-335-9206

 

Keep your WIC program working!

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