New WIC Guidlines Allow More People to Receive Benefits
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on April 22, 2014 @ 6:52PM
Created on April 22, 2014 @ 5:53PM
The Department of Health and Human Resources made an announcement on Tuesday which could affect many state residents.
It released new eligibility guidelines for the Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program known as WIC. The new guidelines will potentially give 5,000 more people in West Virginia the opportunity to receive benefits.
Officials are saying the new eligibility requirements will help them reach more people in Doddridge, Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston and Taylor counties.
Brenda Fisher is the Monongalia County Health Department WIC Nutrition Supervisor. She said, "The increase in the guidelines could potentially increase our case load by 500 clients within the six counties which would be great."
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