I am pregnant with mine and DH's 3ird child. We went to the doctor's office yesterday and among the 50 something pamphlets they gave us, we got one for WIC. Looking at it, it looks like we would qualify. I am a SAHM and DH makes a pretty good living it says a family of 5 make up to $49,969 a year and qualify, we qualify but just barely, making $49,400 per year. I was surprised that we would even qualify, we live pretty comfortably but I am thinking about applying. Between me and my 2 kids (both under 5) this is what I would get per month:
13 gallons of milk (my kids drink a good amount of milk)
3 LBS of cheese
108 oz of cereal
5 lbs (I guess that is 5 loafs) of 100% whole wheat bread
400 oz of juice
3 dozen eggs
$22 voucher for fruits and veggies
72 oz of peanut butter
There are some things you can substitute (like you can get dried beans instead of peanut butter) but this is what we would choose. I will be breastfeeding so even after the baby is born, I will be getting about this amount.
I am pretty good with couponing and shopping sales to keep our grocery costs down but this amount would really help us. I have heard there is a bit of hassle to being on WIC, is this true? Is the hassle worth everything I could get?