New guidelines for family income and qualifying for the WIC supplemental food program were put into effect on May 1,2015 for residents of South Dakota.

Previously a family of 4 needed to make under $44,123 dollars to qualify for assistance.   The New guidelines mean that same family of four can make approximately $750 more per year and still qualify.

Qualifications are determined by the number in a household and income levels. The guidelines are mandated federally by the USDA and provided to states to implement.