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WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines (2015-2016)

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DATE: April 1, 2015
POLICY MEMO: WIC Final Policy Memorandum: #2015-5
SUBJECT: Publication of New WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines
TO: Regional Directors
Supplemental Nutrition Programs
All Regions
WIC State Agency Directors

This policy memorandum transmits the new Income Eligibility Guidelines (IEGs) for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) that were published in the Federal Register on March 31, 2015.

WIC state agencies may implement the revised IEGs concurrently with the implementation of IEGs under the Medicaid program. State agencies that do not coordinate implementation with revised Medicaid guidelines must implement the revised WIC IEGs no later than July 1, 2015.

A supplemental chart is also attached for state agencies to use in determining the annual, monthly, twice-monthly and weekly income limits for a family size greater than eight.

Debra R. Whitford
Supplemental Food Programs Division


Page updated: December 03, 2021

The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.