ND raises income eligibility for WIC program

It is now possible for a North Dakota family of four to earn up to $3,747 each month, or $865 per week and still be eligible for the state’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

The income eligibility guideline was raised based on changes in federal poverty levels. It went into effect Sunday, May 1.

“Families who qualify must reside in North Dakota, meet the income requirements and have a nutritional or medical need for WIC services, such as anemia or inadequate diet,” said Colleen Pearce, director of the North Dakota Department of Health’s WIC program. “Need is determined by measuring the child’s or woman’s height and weight, performing a hemoglobin test and taking a health and dietary history.”

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