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Question about NC Foodstamps and WIC PIOG

Posted by on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:10 PM
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 Im trying to figure out if NC will have their Foodstamps and WIC cut.. I cannot find any infromation anywhere and I hear different things

by on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:10 PM
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proudmommy690
by on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:23 PM
Im not sure i was wondering too about ga
dusky_rose
by on Oct. 5, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Found this article:

Government Shutdown Is Bad News For Women, Infants and Children Program

Posted:   |  Updated: 10/01/2013 2:27 pm EDT

WASHINGTON -- An increasingly likely government shutdown won't affect most of the federal government's safety net, like retirement and health insurance programs, but nutrition support for millions of women and babies could be in trouble.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Saturday that if Congress can't cut a deal to fund government operations past Monday, "No additional federal funds would be available to support the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)’s clinical services, food benefits and administrative costs."

The $6 billion program helps pregnant women and new moms buy healthy food if they're poor and facing "nutrition risk," meaning that they have medical problems or trouble following nutrition guidelines. Although the program that mitigates nutrition risk for 9 million Americans is in jeopardy, the impact of a shutdown would depend on how individual states react and how long the shutdown lasts.

"States can probably shelter families receiving WIC from the effects of a shutdown for a short period, but it could be a real problem if it lasts more than a few days," policy analyst Elizabeth Lower-Basch of the Center for Law and Social Policy said in an email Saturday.

The USDA suggested that some aspects of the program could last through a short shutdown.

"States may have some funds available from infant formula rebates or other sources, including spendforward authority, to continue operations for a week or so, but States would likely be unable to sustain operations for a longer period," the USDA said in the shutdown contingency plan it announced Saturday. "Contingency funds will be available to help States -- but even this funding would not fully mitigate a shortfall for the entire month of October."

The USDA said food stamps would not be affected in October.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/28/government-shutdown-wic_n_4004887.html


momofsixangels
by on Oct. 5, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Not sure about wic but we here in fl got our fs.But they were late by hours

lizzig
by Ruby Member on Oct. 5, 2013 at 2:33 PM

 it's so sad that programs that are needed like wic are affected by such "shut downs" yet i'm sure senators & such aren't loosing their car privileges, their housing allowances, etc.  very sad!

Quoting dusky_rose:

Found this article:

Government Shutdown Is Bad News For Women, Infants and Children Program

Posted:   |  Updated: 10/01/2013 2:27 pm EDT

WASHINGTON -- An increasingly likely government shutdown won't affect most of the federal government's safety net, like retirement and health insurance programs, but nutrition support for millions of women and babies could be in trouble.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Saturdaythat if Congress can't cut a deal to fund government operations past Monday, "No additional federal funds would be available to support the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)’s clinical services, food benefits and administrative costs."

The $6 billion program helps pregnant women and new moms buy healthy food if they're poor and facing "nutrition risk," meaning that they have medical problems or trouble following nutrition guidelines. Although the program that mitigates nutrition risk for 9 million Americans is in jeopardy, the impact of a shutdown would depend on how individual states react and how long the shutdown lasts.

"States can probably shelter families receiving WIC from the effects of a shutdown for a short period, but it could be a real problem if it lasts more than a few days," policy analyst Elizabeth Lower-Basch of the Center for Law and Social Policy said in an email Saturday.

The USDA suggested that some aspects of the program could last through a short shutdown.

"States may have some funds available from infant formula rebates or other sources, including spendforward authority, to continue operations for a week or so, but States would likely be unable to sustain operations for a longer period," the USDA said in the shutdown contingency plan it announced Saturday. "Contingency funds will be available to help States -- but even this funding would not fully mitigate a shortfall for the entire month of October."

The USDA said food stamps would not be affected in October.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/28/government-shutdown-wic_n_4004887.html

 

MommyRJ
by on Oct. 5, 2013 at 2:34 PM
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Best bet is to call your local wic office and ask. I'm in ND and its still open here.
Gabbysmom615
by Kira on Oct. 5, 2013 at 4:49 PM

 foodstamps no wic yes

heydooney
by on Oct. 5, 2013 at 4:52 PM
Scary stuff
bwsmommy
by on Oct. 7, 2013 at 12:27 PM

I agree its best to call and ask as different states still have funds while others are running out faster =( its sad .

Jessica79
by on Oct. 7, 2013 at 1:49 PM

If I were you, I would just call the local wic office to find out how the shut-down is affecting your state.

powow65
by on Oct. 7, 2013 at 2:09 PM
Check under "NC goverment" on google, it might give you a website of the local (well your state) goverment programs.
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