The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) announced an increase in the income guidelines for the WIC Program. For a single person, the increase in assistance is $648 annually; for a family of five, the increase is $1,388.
“For families who participate in WIC, we offer healthy food as well as shopping ideas,” said Janet Moran, WIC program manager with WDH. “We provide nutrition education on pregnancy, breastfeeding support, and family meals.”
WIC is a supplemental nutrition program intended for women, infants, and children. However, anyone with children under the age of five that meet the income guidelines can apply for assistance. Families currently receiving SNAP (food stamps), TANF, or Wyoming Medicaid benefits also qualify for WIC.
Updated WIC income guidelines (before taxes):
- One-person family – $1,926/month or $23,107/year
- Two-person family – $2,607/month or $31,284/year
- Three-person family – $3,289/month or $39,461/year
- Four-person family – $3,970/month or $47,638/year
- Five-person family – $4,652/month or $55,815/year
“We tell people to ‘let WIC work wonders’ for their families,” Moran said. “By lending parents a caring ear, providing free and healthy food, and making referrals to outside care and social services, we hope to help parents to be successful.”