Pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 are eligible. They must meet income guidelines, a state residency requirement, and be individually determined to be at "nutritional risk" by a health professional.
With the recent passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to assist with the novel coronavirus public health emergency, WIC received an increase in funding for the program as well as increased ability to provide states with the flexibilities they need to support mothers, infants and children that rely on WIC.
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WIC Food Packages State Agency Frequently Asked Questions
This policy memorandum provides guidance for WIC state and local agencies in determining income eligibility for state and federal employees in instances where such employees experience a temporary decrease in earning due to being furloughed or having their pay deferred because of a state budget impasse or the temporary shutdown of the agency were they are employed, without pay.
This policy memorandum updates our response to an issue regarding incentive items that was addressed in Final WIC Policy Memorandum #2002-1, includes answers to other questions that have been raised since the issuance of that policy memorandum, and incorporates the original and new questions and answers in a new format.
This policy memorandum provides clarification regarding the use of WIC program funds and resources to support bioterrorism preparedness.
Attached is a set of Questions and Answers to assist WIC state agencies in implementing the NVRA and to identify issues and decisions which may require consultation with state election officials. As indicated in Policy Memorandum: 94-4, state agencies should integrate voter registration services in the least burdensome, most efficient manner.
These Q&A's were developed with the assistance of the regional offices as the Interim Homeless Rule was implemented and the Final Rule was being crafted. Although all of the issues raised in the Q&A's are important ones, they represent areas of policy interpretation that were not appropriate for inclusion in the regulation itself.