New guidelines mean more help for women, infants, children through WIC

More low-income families in Monongalia and Preston counties will be able to qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children because of new federal income guidelines.
According to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services, the program now allows a family of four to earn $47,638 and still qualify for WIC, a $1,203 income eligibility increase from last year. Its income guidelines are updated each year and based on 185% of the federal Poverty Income Guidelines. The average income in West Virginia in 2017, according to the U.S. Census was $43,467.

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