Operation Threshold Releases New WIC Income Guidelines

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WIC Announces New Income Guidelines

WATERLOO– Operation Threshold’s WIC program implemented new income guidelines on July 1st.  These income guidelines are 185% of the federal poverty guidelines and are updated annually.  Applicants with a gross income equal to, or less than, than the amounts listed are income eligible for WIC services.

The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a program available in every county in Iowa and throughout all 50 states.  The program serves income qualifying women who are pregnant, women who are breastfeeding up to one-year post partum, women who are not breastfeeding up to six months post partum, infants, and children up to five years old.

The WIC program has four specific components promoting overall health:  Nutrition Education, Food Prescription Package, Breastfeeding Support, and Health and Social Service referrals.  In its Fiscal Year 2014, Operation Threshold’s WIC program provided education and assistance to 8,672 women, infants, and children.

Operation Threshold’s WIC program serves residents of Black Hawk, Buchanan, Grundy, Benton, Bremer, and Chickasaw Counties.  For more information on WIC services, call 319-233-1851 or 1-800-643-1692.

WIC Income Guidelines July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

Household SizeAnnual IncomeMonthly IncomeWeekly Income
Each add'l family member add+ $7,696+ $642+ $148


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