More Indiana families may be eligible for nutrition benefits through the Women, Infants and Children program under revised federal poverty guidelines for 2016. WIC is a supplemental nutrition program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and managed by the Indiana State Department of Health. It provides healthy foods, breastfeeding support and nutrition education to women before, during and after their pregnancy. More than 150,000 Hoosiers participate in the program each month. To qualify for WIC benefits, individuals must have incomes up to 185 percent of the federal poverty level. Families who receive Medicaid or Special Supplemental Nutrition Program benefits already meet the income requirements. A pregnant woman counts as two household members. Under the revised guidelines, a family of two making $29,637 a year before deductions can qualify for WIC benefits, while a family of four making $44,955 a year is eligible.
For more information about Indiana WIC or to find a clinic, visit www.wic.in.gov <http://www.wic.in.gov/> or call (800) 522-0874.
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