WIC Announces New Income Guidelines

Beginning May 1, 2012 the Indiana State Women Infants and Children Program (WIC) will use new income eligibility guidelines.  Pace Community Action Agency operates WIC at three locations; in Vincennes, Bicknell, and Washington. 

The WIC Program provides nutritious foods, nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support, and health referrals to pregnant, nursing or postpartum women, infants and children to age five. Participation in WIC helps families improve their nutrition and health behaviors, resulting in healthier pregnancies, healthier birth outcomes, better growth and development of young children, and improved health status.

Eligibility is based on proof of: income, identity, Indiana residence, and health and/or nutrition risk factors.  Income (total income before deductions) for a household (a group of related or non-related individuals who are living as one economic unit), is based on Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Income Guidelines, and are as follows:
 

Household Size

Annual Income

 

1

$20,665

 

2

27,991

 

3

35,317

 

4

42,643

 

5

49,969

 

6

57,295

 

Each additional

$7,326

 

member add

 

 

 

 

           

Income is calculated from the paystubs for the past 30 days (or tax statements), child support, unemployment statements, and/or other sources of monthly income.
Families receiving Medicaid, SNAP (Food Stamps), or TANF are income eligibility.

 

Pace’s WIC Program is currently taking appointments for new clients. For more information contact WIC Clinics: Vincennes, 715 Wabash Avenue, 886-0107; Washington, 2 Northeast 21st Street, 254-0002 ext. 3; Bicknell, 309 West 3rd Street, 735-3040.  Information is also provided at www.pacecaa.org.

 

Pace Community Action Agency, Inc. is a private not-for-profit Community Action Agency established to provide support services to improve the community and encourage self-reliance.

 

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