I was able to get organic stuff on WICI live in Ohio, and I know the program is administered by the state, so maybe each state does things a little differently. However if you are willing to raise hell, you might be able to get what you want. First, the dollar amount on the coupons is a guideline-WIC even tells you that it may sometimes go over the amt, but you are not required to pay the difference or put anything back.
In Ohio, we get this color-laminate brochure with all the things we are allowed. So, i was SOL on cereal, as it specifies brand & type. I went for the bean only option because it says 18oz jars only, & I have never seen the real stuff in that size, especially not in a grocery store. If you can find a store with plain 1-lb bags of org beans, it fits the requirements. This I couldn't get at the grocery store-the only organic beans were in cans or included sesoning packets.
Certain juices, such as orange, allow any brand-it says exactly that on the brochure, so I got Cascadian Farm Forzen Org OJ, that was the only organic one the store had that fit WIC's list. I was on the cheese only option, don't drink cow's milk(can't do any dairy now anyhow, so I gave up on WIC, but that's another story). Anyway, with cheese only they were giving me 7-lb per month, any brand of specific flavors. The supermaket carried three types of Org Valley cheese, two of which were WIC-approved. Same with carrots, any brand 1-lb bags.
Eggs were a problem, it says any brand, but has to be white 1 doz cartons, & the supermaket only had brown in Org, so I was stuck on that one. The milk is supposed to be 1 gallon jugs only, & I've only seen Org milk in half gallons, so that wouldn't have worked anyway.
This is how I did it: First, I went to the store & just tried to get it with WIC. The mgr was a jerk of course, so I refused to get anything, went home & called the state 800# to complain, they directed me to the county administrators office. They told me that Organic is allowed as long as it is within the guidelines (eg-can't get Feta cheese cause it's not an approved type). They suggested going to the store during business hours so if I ran into a problem again, I could demand that the call WIC then & there. I did that, but I also went to the cust service desk instead of the checkout, since I knew it would be a problem. They rang me out there, & told me to come up to the desk in the future. Eventually, after like six months, they put the items in the computer as WIC approved, so I could go through the checkout like a normal person.
The way it worked for me was that I went to the same store all the time, so after a few months of dealing with different people all the time & constantly re-explaining it, they were finally "trained" to allow organics with WIC coupons. I will warn you, tho, people will be jerks (to put it politely) whether or not they give you what you want, & you will probably have to argue with alot of people. The key is that it is not the store's choice as to what is WIC approved. If they choose to accept WIC, they can not set rules as to acceptable brands, except where the state has set rules, such as cereal & some mixed juices as well as size requirements. Other than that, you get to pick the brand. That was how I was able to get Organics, but you may even have to report a store, if they are not complying, in which case they send in state inspectors to make sure all WIC-acceptable items are being allowed.
Another thing, & this is why I chose to use my coupons at a chain, anything over the suggested amt on the coupons is payed for by the store, not the state, but as a requirement of taking WIC, stores have to agree to that, although the management often fails to educate their employees about that, which is why cashiers often think you have to pay the difference. Again, I dion't know how your state operates WIC, but I would call themain county office & try to talk with the county administrator. The people at the other offices are not always as knowledgable.
Also, the reason we can't get things like soy milk is because the federal gov determines what foods are WIC elegible, & soy milk is considered to be to high in sugars. Why they won't approve an unsweetened one is probably because they subsidize dairy so heavily. It was suggested to me that I write a letter explaining why I couldn't eat any dairy, & why lactaid wouldn't help, and also put in info about benefits of soy, etc, which they would forward to the county, then state & federal level. I was told that it carries a lot of weight when they get letters, & maybe if they get enough requests they might do it someday. So you could try that too, it might help someone down the road, if not us.
Soory this is sooo long, I think I got carried away. Any way, hope this helps.