WIC (Women, Infants, Children)

 

The Pennyrile District Health Department provides WIC Services in: Caldwell, Crittenden, Livingston, Lyon and Trigg Counties. The WIC Program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and provides specific nutritious foods along with nutrition and breast feeding education to the participant at no cost. These services are provided to income eligible and nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breast feeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children up to 5 years old. Persons who receive Medicaid or food stamp benefits automatically meet the income requirements for the WIC Program.


Eligibility Requirements


The following are possible eligibility requirements for the WIC Program. If you meet any of the requirements below, you may be eligible to participate in WIC.

 

  • You are pregnant or have a pregnant woman or infant in the family who receives Medicaid.
  • A member of your family receives KTAP
  • You have a household income at or below 185 percent of poverty level.
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    Even if you work, you may still be eligible to participate in the WIC Program. The following table is the income guidelines for WIC. These guidelines are effective until further notice.

     

     

    Applying for WIC

    You can set up an appointment to apply for WIC through your County Health Department.

    When you arrive for your appointment, make sure you bring the following items:

     

  • Proof of household income, such as pay stubs, w-2 forms or current medical card, food stamp letter or award letter from Social Security
  • Proof of residence, such as current bill with your address, bank statement, lease agreement, mortgage agreement, or current medical card
  • Proof of identity, such as drivers license, birth certificate, Social Security card, Shot Record or current medical card

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    What you will receive

    Foods you or your children may receive through the WIC program include:

     

  • Fresh Fruits & Fresh Vegetables
  • Dried canned beans or peas
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Fish
  • Whole Grain Breads, brown rice or tortillas
  • Milk and Cheese
  • Vitamin C-Rich juices
  • Eggs
  • Whole Grain Cereals
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    Your infant may receive some of the following:


  • Infant formula
  • Infant Cereal
  • Infant Fruit & Vegetables
  • Infant Meat (Breast fed only)


  • You will get nutrition information to help you choose nutritious foods and improve your family‚Äôs health.

     

    2015 USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

    In accordance with Federal civil rights laws and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

     

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they have applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

     

    To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your complaint form or letter to USDA by:  (1) mail:  U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC  20250-9410; (2) fax:  (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:  program.intake@usda.gove.

     

    This insitution is an equal opportunity provider.