WIC Modifies Income Eligibility Guidelines

WIC Modifies Income Eligibility Guidelines

The Wyoming Department of Health has announced new income guidelines for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.

As of the first of the month, the new income ceilings include an approximately $1000 increase. Janet Moran, program manager for the state of Wyoming.

The new income ceiling for a pregnant woman or a family of two to receive food supplementation is $27,991. For a family of three, it's $35,317, and for four, it's $42,643. As the family size goes up, so does the income adjustment.

The WIC program currently serves about 12,000 mothers and children in Wyoming each month, and families currently participating in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) are also eligible for WIC.

To learn more about WIC, contact Sheridan's regional WIC office at 672-5174 or click here."

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