A “certification period” is the length of time a WIC participant is eligible to receive benefits. The length of the certification may vary depending on whether the individual is pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding, an infant or child. The certification period most often ranges from 6 months to 1 year. At the end of that time period, the individual must reapply in order to be determined eligible for another certification period unless they are now by definition ineligible; for example, a child who has turned 5 years old, or a woman no longer postpartum or breastfeeding .
How much money can I make and be on WIC?
Income guidelines are determined by the Federal Government, and are set at 185% of the official “poverty” level. Examples of the current 2014 Guidelines are provided below:
|**Number of people in household:
||Weekly household income at or below:
||Monthly household income at or below:
||Yearly household income at or below:
**Please note that pregnant women are counted as 2 persons for income determination. WIC staff will assist you in determining your eligibility based on the documentation you provide; the numbers above are provided for information only.
Warning: It is against the Federal WIC rules for you to participate in more than one WIC Program at the same time.
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