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Alabama Public Health announces WIC income guidelines increase

The WIC program will now cover more people, according to ADPH.

The Alabama Department of Public Health announced increases to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) on April 12.

If you are a pregnant woman, have had a baby within the past six months, are currently breastfeeding or are the parent or guardian of a child up to age five, ADPH encourages you to contact your local county health department to apply for the program.

WIC participants can receive food benefits for each qualifying family member and also receive free nutrition education, breastfeeding support and healthcare referrals.

WIC is available to those with incomes up to 185% of the federal poverty level:

  • Family size of two
    • Annual income of $32,227
    • Weekly income of $620
  • Family size of three
    • Annual income of 40626
    • Weekly income of $782
  • Family size of four
    • Annual income of $49,025
    • Weekly income of $943
  • Family size of five
    • Annual income of $57,424
    • Weekly income of $1,105
  • Family size of six
    • Annual income of $65,823
    • Weekly income of $1,266

To qualify, families must have both a limited income and a nutritional need. Families who receive Medicaid, SNAP or TANF already meet the income requirements for WIC.

If your family has lost income due to COVID-19, you may be eligible.

For more information, visit ADPH's website or call the statewide toll-free line at 1-888-942-4673.

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