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WIC Income Guidelines for 2018-2019

WIC Guidelines for 2018-2019

WIC is a Nutritional Education, Health Promotion and Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.  Good nutrition helps provide the best possible start in life and is a necessary ingredient for moms and their children to grow healthy and strong.

Missouri’s WIC nutrition program wants to help…

Ø  Women who are pregnant, in postpartum (pregnancy ended less than six months ago) or breastfeeding

  • Infants under 12 months old
  • Children under 5 years of age

To be eligible in Missouri, you must:

  • Be a resident of Missouri
  • Meet income guidelines (see below guidelines)
  • Be a nutrition risk
  • Be covered on a government program such as Medicaid, TANF or Food Stamps

Benefits of WIC provided at no cost include: Nutrition education and guidance for moms and children, breastfeeding education and support, breast pumps, nutritious foods that can be purchased with cash vouchers such as, fruits and vegetables (fresh and frozen), baby food, milk substitutes (cheese, soymilk, yogurt and tofu if criteria is met). Cash vouchers are issued for canned legumes/beans, canned fish for breastfeeding mothers and whole grain products such as cereals, bread, tortillas and brown rice.   Cash vouchers are issued monthly, bimonthly or tri-monthly to eligible clients and are to be redeemed at contracting stores. Referrals for healthcare and resources in the community are also provided.

A breastfeeding peer counselor is available at the Health Department to work with women who desire to breastfeed or who are currently breastfeeding. Assistance with problems and concerns help moms achieve her breastfeeding goals.

To see if you qualify for the WIC program or to make an appointment, please call the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department at 573-883-7411.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer

    

Missouri WIC Income Guidelines

May 16, 2018 – March 31, 2019

Family Size Annual Monthly Weekly
1 22,459 1,872 432
2 30,451 2,538 586
3 38,443 3,204 740
4 46,435 3,870 893
5 54,427 4,536 1,047
6 62,419 5,202 1,201
7 70,411 5,868 1,355
8 78,403 6,534 1,508
9 86,395 7,200 1,664
10 94,387 7,866 1,818
11 102,379 8,532 1,972
12 110,371 9,198 2,126
13 118,363 9,864 2,280
14 126,355 10,530 2,434
15 134,347 11,196 2,588
16 142,339 11,862 2,742

    

Pregnant women are counted as two family members. Income guidelines are based on 185% of poverty level.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.                                                                            #909 (05/18)