Depending on the age of your child, or if there are concerns about yourself or your child’s weight or health, it could be beneficial to come in monthly - but most of the time monthly visits are not necessary.
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Yes, you can.
Yes, you can as long as both items are WIC approved.
The baby can be re-certified at age one and can stay on until age five with certifications every six months.
You can stay on as a WIC participant for six months past the date of miscarriage.
No, the $16 per WIC participant is good for the whole Farmers Market season but is given only one time.
A full formula package is 8 or 9 cans depending on the size of the can and the type of formula and you are expected to buy extra formula because WIC is supplemental program.
Check the food banks or see if you qualify for Food Stamps, local churches and other community resources.
Yes, that person is chosen by you.
Yes, with a note of permission from you. If that person lives in the home and helps care for the child that person does not need a note. The person that is coming in to pick up checks will need to show identification.
Yes, if it is the least expensive milk at the store.
WIC checks can be cashed in any town in Montana that accepts WIC checks but Montana WIC checks cannot be cashed out of state.
WIC is available overseas and it is very easy to transfer your WIC with a Verification of Certification (VOC) that we will print for you in our office before you leave.
It does not meet the WIC nutritional standards.
Bring your power bill, land line, cable bill, or rental lease agreement with your current address on it. A general piece of mail will not work.
This means all income coming into the household (this means every person in the household) in which you live, including child support, unemployment benefits, and all revenue from your job. It has to be the most recent pay stubs for the last month. School loans don’t count. If you are living off your savings, you must bring in a bank statement showing the withdrawals.
Income needs to be brought to each certification unless we have seen it in the last 60 days. Proof of income is critical for re-certification and you will be rescheduled if not provided. It is also helpful to know if you get paid biweekly or twice a month. If you are self employed you can bring your most recent tax return. If you qualify for Medicaid or TANF, they will automatically qualify you for WIC.
Yes, we use gross income.
Your deductions and payments are not taken into consideration.
You can, and we have walk in days on Monday from 8 am to 5 pm and Thursdays from 9 am to 6 pm.
Yes, you will need a picture ID, social security number, and your name on the ID has to match your current name. If your name changes you will need to bring in a marriage license or a divorce decree.
Yes, this is where you keep your WIC checks and where we will write your appointments and anything you need to bring to your next visit.
Checks cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.
Babies do not have to weighed every time but always be prepared to change your baby into a dried diaper and be prepared to feed your baby as some appointments take longer.
No, but WIC is a nutrition education program and we will visit with you about your individual concerns.
Children do have to be brought to appointments periodically. Check the front of your green packet and it will tell you.