Revised income eligibility rules for WIC program
Effective last June 1, 2022, the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. implemented new income eligibility guidelines for the CNMI Women, Infants, and Children Program, more commonly known as WIC.
CHCC said in a statement released yesterday the new income eligibility guidelines come as the WIC program continues its efforts to ensure food access, breastfeeding support, and reassurance for young families during the pandemic.
WIC services are available to CNMI’s pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children under the age of five who are at nutritional risk and who are at or below 185% of the federal poverty guidelines. A pregnant woman is considered two family members.
A person or certain family members who participate in other benefits programs, such as the Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) or Medicaid, automatically meet the income requirement.
The following essential documents are required for certification (required for everyone who will be enrolling into the WIC program):
– Identification for adults (driver’s license, photo ID)
– Child’s identification (shot record, birth certificate, crib card)
– Proof of income (30 days of recent paystubs, Medicaid card, NAP card)
– Proof of address (mail from CUC, NAP card, map to residence)
For general inquiries about the WIC Program or eligibility, call (670) 664-4084. (PR)