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Mississippi Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

  • Listed: January 19, 2019 7:09 am
  • Expires: 998995 days, 4 hours

Description

Program Description

The Mississippi Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides supplemental foods, nutrition education and referrals to health care, at no cost, to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are determined to be at nutritional risk. To be fully eligible for the WIC Program, applicants must be determined by a health professional, at no cost, to be at nutritional risk (i.e., have certain medical-based or diet-based risk conditions).

Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Mississippi; a pregnant, breastfeeding and/or postpartum woman; an infant or child up to 5 years of age; and individually determined by a health professional to be at nutrition risk.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,978
2 $29,637
3 $37,296
4 $44,955
5 $52,614
6 $60,273
7 $67,950
8 $75,646

*For households with more than eight people, add $7,696 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.

Application Process

To apply, set up an appointment at the WIC clinic closest to you:
http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/msdhsite/_static/19,0,166.html

Contact Information

For more information on Mississippi WIC, please visit the Mississippi State Department of Health (DoH) website.

If you have questions about the WIC program call the Mississippi DoH at:
1-800-721-7222

For Federal program information, visit USDA’s Women, Infants, and Children program page.

You may also visit the U.S Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Toll-Free Numbers for WIC State Agencies page for a list of toll free numbers.

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