New WIC Income Guidelines Announced
The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) has announced new income guidelines for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program, according to spokeswoman Kim Deti.
WIC is a nutrition program that offers free nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy food and other services to Wyoming WIC families who qualify. The program is designed to help low income women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who recently had a baby, as well as who may have children under the age of 5.
To be eligible, WIC applicants must fall at or below the program’s gross income guidelines (before taxes):
· 1 person family - $21,775/year or $1,815/month
· 2 person family - $29,471/year or $2,456/month
· 3 person family - $37,167/year or $3,098/month
· 4 person family - $44,863/year or $3,739/month
· 5 person family - $52,559/year or $4,380/month
Families enrolled in SNAP, TANF or Wyoming Medicaid programs already qualify for WIC. WIC also serves homeless women and children under special regulations.