To find out if you are eligible for WIC nutrition program, compare your salary to the WIC Income Guidelines.

WIC Income Guidelines: Guidelines for FCS Special Nutrition Programs during the Period 07/01/2015 to 06/30/2016.
Based on 185% Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.
Family Size
Annual
Monthly
Twice-Monthly
Bi-Weekly
Weekly
1
$21,775
$1,815
$908
$838
$419
2
29,471
2,456
1,228
1,134
567
3
37,167
3,098
1,549
1,430
715
4
44,863
3,739
1,870
1,726
863
5
52,559
4,380
2,190
2,022
1,011
6
60,255
5,022
2,511
2,318
1,159
7
67,951
6,663
2,832
2,614
1,307
8
75,647
6,304
3,152
2,910
1,455
Each Add'l
Member Add
+$7,696
+$642
+$321
+$296
+$148
Annual FCS income guidelines for the WIC Program were obtained by multiplying the annual federal poverty
guidelines and increment for each additional family member by 1.85 and rounding the results as necessary.  
Monthly (weekly) income guidelines for the WIC Program were obtained by multiplying the federal
guideliens/increment by 1.85m dividing by 12 (52) and rounding the results upward as necessary.
WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. It is
administered in Illinois by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and is funded by the
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Even if you or your family members are working, it can be hard making ends meet. The WIC
Program may be able to help with the right food and advice on nutrition, health care and
immunizations.

WIC enables parents to feed their children properly during critical periods of growth and
development. The combination of nutrition education, nutritious foods and access to other
health services strengthens families long after their WIC eligibility has ended.

WIC is a federal nutrition program that provides nutrition education, counseling and support,
breastfeeding support, nutritious foods, health screenings, and referrals to other services.

WIC may be able to help YOU if you:
--are pregnant or breastfeeding
--have an infant or children up to age 5
--are working with limited income or have no income
--want to improve your family's health with good nutrition

Three factors must be met for eligibility requirements:
1. You must be one of the following:
--a pregnant woman
--breastfeeding (up to one year after giving birth)
--a new mother (up to six months after giving birth; or
--a parent, guardian or caretaker who has an infant or child younger than 5 years of age

2. Must meet within the WIC Income Guidelines (see chart below)

3. Have a medical or health risk.
A screening by a WIC Certifying Health Professional must find that you have a medical or nutritional
health risk such as low iron, low weight gain during pregnancy or a diet that needs improvement.


         
 The U.S. Department of Agriculture is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
WIC Program
(Women, Infants and Children)
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The ILLINOIS PARENTAGE ACT OF 2015 was passed by the 99th General Assembly last
fall. The ACT provides methods and changes for the establishment of a parent-child
relationship. Forms for Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity (VAP), Illinois Denial of
Parentage and Rescission of Illinois VAP or Denial of Parentage Forms will be available to
the public at both of our Health Dept. locations after Friday, Jan. 22. Also, you may
download or order the forms from the Child Support Website at:



                                             
www.childsupportillinois.com
Forms for Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity  
(VAP)

Illinois Parentage Act of 2015
                     Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees,
and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from
discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or
retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded
by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program
information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.),
should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  
Individuals who are Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program
information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program
Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint filing cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a
letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in
the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your
completed form or letter to USDA by:

1)  mail:    
  U.S. Department of Agriculture
                 
 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
                 
 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
                 
 Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

2)  fax:        (202) 690-7442; or

3) email:     program.intake@usda.gov


                            This institution is an equal opportunity provider.