I have a 7 month old and a 3 year old. My husband works full time and makes 2,600 a month. We qualify for WIC 'cause the income cut off is 4,000 or so for a 4 person family. My husband alone pays about 600 bucks a month out of that 2,600 in just taxes. It's not like we're lazy people who live off the system. We work hard for what we have. The kids also have state medical, but the hubby and I pay for our insurance. I just don't feel like I should have to explain this when a customer in line or a cashier acts so rude when they see my WIC checks.
Do any of you experience this kind of behavior?
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Answer by Anonymous at 1:18 PM on May. 1, 2009
I think some people get irritated about it because they are just jealous. Seriously! They are jealous that someone is getting something that they aren't and it irritates them. My husband works from home & makes almost $4000.00 a month and having a family of 6, we qualify for WIC. We have 2 children on it, so we get double of everything & I don't feel bad at all. Both of us have worked and paid taxes since we were 15 yrs old and If we qualify for any help... we will certainly take it. We also get $500.00 in FS & a $250.00 gas card every time we go in for our requalifying appt. This will be the last month we will qualify though, because my husband picked up a second job & his earnings will put us way over the limit. I say if you qualify get what you can and use it wisely and if you don't, be thankful that you're doing well enough to not qualify.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:31 PM on May. 1, 2009