JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KY3) – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has extended a temporary increase of WIC benefits.
The Missouri DHSS set the new date through March of 2022. Through WIC, up to 60,000 women and young children receive healthy fruits and vegetables each month.
The Missouri WIC program serves financially eligible women, infants, and children under the age of five according to the DHSS.
WIC families have the opportunity to shop for nutritious foods from more than 600 authorized WIC retailers throughout Missouri.
President Biden signed the Further Extending Government Funding Act of 2022 into law earlier this month, giving the USDA authority to extend the temporary increase.
According to the Missouri DHSS, the monthly increase is the same amount as November and December:
- $24 per month for child participants
- $43 per month for pregnant and postpartum women participants
- $47 per month for breastfeeding women participants
Standard CVB values range from $9-11.
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