The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services released new income guidelines for the WIC Program effective April 1, 2015.

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 help improve health by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, offering education on healthy eating, nutrition and breastfeeding, and making referrals to other services.

 If your family income does not exceed the following amounts for the size of your family, you could qualify for WIC:

April1, 2015 – March 31, 2016

Missouri WIC Income Guidelines

Family Size

Annual

Monthly

Weekly

1

21,775

1,815

419

2

29,471

2,456

567

3

37,167

3,098

715

4

44,863

3,739

863

5

52,559

4,380

1,011

6

60,255

5,022

1,159

Each additional family member

Plus 7,696

Plus 642

Plus 148

Pregnant women are counted as two family members.  Income guidelines are based on 185% of poverty level.

To find out if you or your children are eligible for the WIC Program, call 816-404-4WIC for an appointment or visit www.tmcwic.org to find a clinic nearest you. 

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