Today I had a WIC appointment, and I canceled it! With our extra income from my substitute teaching, a small raise my husband recently got, and a few months worth of food stamps, I feel we’re finally in a position where WIC is more trouble than it is worth.
Today I will not go to the WIC office and have to show proof that we are in fact low income, defend my right to refuse vaccines that use aborted fetal tissue in them, or be asked questions and given nutritional education that makes me feel like they think I’m 10 years old.
We still qualify for WIC. As I’ve said before, you can make a fairly good chunk of money depending on your family size and still qualify for WIC. But we also live in a state where our whole family qualifies for healthcare which saves us a huge chunk of money, and we qualified for food stamps for a few months. So the combination of increased income on our part, as well as being able to utilize other government assistance programs has helped us to not need WIC for the time being.
I don’t post this to make anyone feel bad for needing WIC. As I’ve said, part of why WIC isn’t worth that hassle for us at this time is because of other government assistance we’re receiving. So I can hardly get on a high horse and claim how independant and self-sufficient we are. Still, it feels good to know we’ll be going through the check out lines a little quicker now!