Economic Naturalist 2

Economic Naturalist 2 - Q: Why does the government WIC...

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Q: Why does the government WIC program require a mother and her child(ren) to appear for an in person assessment in addition to providing paperwork proof of their needs for assistance? A: As a government provided assistance program, WIC was designed to help single mothers and their children up to age five who are at nutritional risk. Once a mother or child qualifies for the program, they receive assistance in the form of vouchers that are redeemable to formula or other nutritional foods that are essential to the good diet that a developing child needs. To be eligible, a mother must fit three guidelines. The first of these is to be a resident of the state in which they apply. The second is that the family must have an income level below a ceiling that the State chooses, which is normally within the poverty lines of the state. The third and final requirement is that the child be at nutritional risk meaning either a poor diet or a medical condition like anemia. The application process requires the mother to provide paperwork
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2012 for the course ECO 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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Economic Naturalist 2 - Q: Why does the government WIC...

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