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SD Department of Health announces new WIC eligibility rates, effective June 2019

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Health on Tuesday, May 28 released new income eligibility guidelines for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children program., or WIC

Starting June 3, families with income at or below 185% of the federal poverty level will be eligible for the special program designed for soon-to-be and new mothers, and children under age 5. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Per Tuesday's release, "(WIC's) goal is to offer education on healthy eating, nutrition and breastfeeding, make referrals to other services and help improve health by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets."

The following are the new annual income eligibility rates, which are calculated according to family size:

  • Family of one: $23,107
  • Family of two: $31,284
  • Family of three: $39,461
  • Family of four: $47,638
  • Family of five: $55,815
  • Family of six: $63,992
  • Family of seven: $72,169
  • Family of eight: $80,346
  • Family of nine: $88,523
  • Family of 10: $96,700
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