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.
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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.