How to get free baby stuff for low income families?
If you belong to a low income family and are expecting, chances are that the cost involved in raising a newborn is already clawing you in on the inside. You’ve been saving every penny you can and are still concerned about the costs involved in bringing up the child.
There is nothing that may silence your woes completely, but options such as the WIC (Women, Infants & Children) program can diminish your worries to a certain extent.
Women, Infants & Children (henceforth, referred to as WIC) is a government funded program that assists women and their children who belong to the lower income family by providing them with vouchers for the purchase of nutritional foods thereby ensuring a healthy diet for the family. It also assists with healthcare services to a certain extent, and can bring down your medical costs considerably.
Women, who fall under the lower income category, and are either pregnant or have a child under the age of give, qualify for this program.
Before applying for the WIC, there are certain factors that you need to consider and an eligibility criteria you need to pass. WIC has certain financial requirements and is exclusively available for women who fall under those, so it’s vital that you study the eligibility criteria by going to your state government’s website and verify that you are eligible.
Now you need to look for your state’s WIC department and collect information on how to apply for the same. You will need to visit the WIC office and discuss your eligibility with a WIC representative. You will also need to submit all the documents required by WIC when you’re visiting the office.
Once approved, you can visit any WIC authorized vendor and pickup foods of your choice by showing your coupons. You need to understand that not all stores are authorized by WIC and hence cannot provide you with the WIC products you ask for. As a result of this, it is important for you to take down the list of WIC authorized stores from their offices.
WIC also offers a few other services such as healthcare referrals, so make good use of the privilege.