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WIC

August 14, 2014 0 Comments

What is WIC?

WIC provides supplemental foods, healthcare referrals, nutrition education, and breastfeeding promotion and support to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

What benefits does WIC offer?

  • Supplemental nutritious foods
  • Nutrition education and counseling at WIC clinics
  • Screening and referrals to other health, welfare and social services

Who is eligible?

Pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 are eligible. They must meet income guidelines, a State residency requirement, and be individually determined to be at “nutritional risk” by a health professional.

To be eligible on the basis of income, applicants’ gross income (i.e. before taxes are withheld) must fall at or below 185 percent of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines.

Income Eligibility Guidelines
(effective 07/01/13 – 06/30/14)

Annually

Monthly

Weekly

Family of 1 $21,257 $1,772 $409
Family of 2 28,694 2,392 552
Family of 3 36,131 3,011 695
Family of 4 43,568 3,631 838
Family of 5 51,005 4,251 981
Family of 6 58,442 4,871 1,124
Family of 7 65,879 5,490 1,267
Family of 8 73,316 6,110 1,410
For each add’l family member, add + $7,437 + 620 + 144

 

How can I apply?

Call Today:

1-800-942-3678 (Texas)

Out of State:

1-877-341-4491

 

 

 

 

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