More families may be eligible for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program under new income eligibility guidelines.
Income guidelines are based on gross pay and household size. A pregnant woman counts as a household of two or more, depending on the number of babies.
2018 Revised WIC Income Guidelines
A family of 2 can earn $586 weekly—-$2,538 monthly—$30,451 annually
A family of 4 can earn $893 weekly—-$3,870 monthly—$46,435 annually
If you or your child participates in the Medicaid or MC+, food stamp or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) program, your family can also qualify.
The WIC Program The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a public health nutrition program under the USDA providing nutrition education, nutritious foods, breastfeeding support, and healthcare referrals for income-eligible women who are pregnant or post-partum, infants, and children up to age 5.offers nutrition and health education, breastfeeding education and support along with food checks valued at $60 – $75 each month. A WIC food check may be used for milk, cheese, yogurt, tofu, eggs, beans, whole grains, juice, fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, infant foods
and formula if needed through a personalized food package. WIC also provides breast pumps and support by Lactation Cons
ultants on staff at Johnson County WIC who assist moms to have a successful breastfeeding experience.
This premier public health program has a 44 year record of improving the quality of life for women, infants and children in Johnson County. The WIC Office at Johnson County Community Health Services currently provides services to 1,395 individuals per month.
Could you and your family benefit from participating in the WIC program? Participants must be pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding women or infants or children under the age of 5 years. To be eligible, you must meet nutritional or medical guidelines as well as the income guidelines. An appointment is a phone call away or you can walk without an appointment the last Thursday of every month. Please call our office at (660) 747-2012 for an appointment and details about the program. You can find us on the Johnson County Community Health Services’ web site at www.johnsoncountyhealth.org or find us on Facebook under Johnson County Community Health Services.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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