WIC Program Announces New Income Guidelines

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Friday, April 21, 2017
CONTACT:  Rhonda Buntrock, (605) 773-3361  

                                                        WIC Program Announces New Income Guidelines

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Health has released new income guidelines for the WIC Program effective May 1, 2017.

WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provided at no cost to eligible moms, babies and children. Its goal is to offer education on healthy eating, nutrition and breastfeeding, make referrals to other services and help improve health by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets.
If your family income does not exceed the following amounts for the size of your family, you could qualify for WIC:

Family Size           185% of Federal Poverty Level         Family Size         185% of Federal Poverty Level
       1                                         $22,311                                                6                                       $60,976
       2                                         $30,044                                                7                                       $68,709 
       3                                         $37,777                                                8                                       $76,442
       4                                         $45,510                                                9                                       $84,175
       5                                         $53,243                                              10                                       $91,908

To find out if you or your children are eligible for the WIC Program, call for an appointment at your local WIC Office/Community Health Services Office. Offices can be found under the county listings in your phone book or on the web at http://sdwic.org/locations/.

WIC is an equal opportunity provider. More information about the program is available at http://sdwic.org/.
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