New income guidelines for WIC announced

New income guidelines for WIC announced
WIC is a food assistance program for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to five-years-old in need. (Source: Mary Rominger)

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (KFVS) - The Southern Seven Health Department (S7HD) announced there are new income guidelines for the Women Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC).

WIC is for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to five-years-old in need of food assistance.

The following chart outlines the new income guidelines for WIC:

Family size Weekly Monthly Yearly
1 $454 $1,968 $23,606
2 $614 $2,658 $31,894
3 $773 $3,349 $40,182
4 $933 $4,040 $48,470
5 $1,092 $4,730 $56,758
6 $1,251 $5,421 $65,046
For each additional family member add $160 $691 $8,288

For more information on the the WIC program, contact S7HD at 618-634-2297.

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