DHHR Announces Increase To WIC Supplements
The state’s Department of Health and Human Resources has announced increases to a nutritional benefits program.
The DHHR has announced a monthly increase in Cash-Value Benefits, which allows for the purchase of vegetables and fruits by the state’s WIC participants.
Increases include $73.50 for breastfeeding women with multiple children, $49 for pregnant women of twins and breastfeeding women of a single child, and $25 for a child 12 months through age five.
According to the National WIC Association, under normal circumstances, the monthly CVB is $9 per child and $11 for pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women.
The American Rescue Plan allowed state agencies to temporarily provide up to $35 per child and adult, per month.
The increase is funded to states by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service through a federal continuing resolution.