CHEYENNE WYOMING — The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is announcing revised income guidelines effective July 1 for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program.
WIC is a nutrition program that offers free nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy food and other services to Wyoming WIC families who qualify. The program is designed to help low income women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who recently had a baby, as well as who may have children under the age of 5.
“Many working families may not realize they are eligible, so we invite anyone who thinks they might qualify to call their local WIC office,” said Janet Moran, WIC program manager with WDH.
To be eligible, WIC applicants must fall at or below the program’s gross income guidelines (before taxes):
*1 person family – $21,775/year or $1,815/month
*2 person family – $29,471/year or $2,456/month
*3 person family – $37,167/year or $3,098/month
*4 person family – $44,863/year or $3,739/month
*5 person family – $52,559/year or $4,380/month
Families enrolled in SNAP, TANF or Wyoming Medicaid programs already qualify for WIC. WIC also serves homeless women and children under special regulations.
For more information or to find the nearest local WIC clinic, call (800) 994-4769 or the WIC state office at (307) 777-7494. USDA, which provides WIC funding, is an equal opportunity provider and employer.