Families already receiving Medicaid, Food Stamps and TANF are income eligible for the Indiana Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program.
Income guidelines for the program have changed.
The following are the list of changes, including household size and annual income:
* One person ($20,665),
* Two people ($27,991),
* Three people ($35,317),
* Four people ($42,643),
* Five people ($49,969),
* Six people ($57,295),
* Seven people ($64,621),
* Eight people ($71,947),
* Nine people ($79,273),
* Ten people ($86,599),
* Eleven people ($93,925), and
* Twelve people ($101,251).
The annual income rates are totals before deductions.
Women who are pregnant should count themselves as two people.
For households of more than 12 members, an additional $7,067 should be added for each additional member.
Household means a group of people (related or not) who are living as one economic unit.
WIC is a nutrition program, which helps pregnant women, new mothers, infants and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy.
Pregnant women, new moms (up to six months after delivery), breastfeeding moms (up to one year after delivery), infants and children 5-under are eligible for the program.
Those who apply will receive a personalized nutrition assessment to see if the program is right for them.
As a WIC applicant, people contact the clinic in their community for a free visit to be enrolled and to pick up a check.
At the appointment, they will receive nutrition education and breastfeeding support, and learn about other services.
The WIC checks may be used at local grocery stores for cereal, juice, milk, eggs, peanut butter, beans, whole wheat bread, brown rice, whole wheat or corn tortillas, fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, cheese and baby food.
For more information, contact the Clay County WIC at 442-0573.