The Cash Value Benefit Increase: A Key Step Toward Healthier WIC Families
By Emily Duffy, Daniele Vest, Cassandra Davis, Marissa Hall,Molly De Marco, Shu Wen Ng, Lindsay Smith Tallie
During the COVID 19 Pandemic, low-income families were hit hard with food insecurity issues, among other problems that had risen from the pandemic. In June 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act was passed as a temporary law to increase the Cash Value Benefit (CVB) for families participating in WIC. The increase went from $9-$11 per person/month to $35 per person/month. This research brief calls attention to the positive effects from increasing the CVB from surveyed WIC families, in an effort to make the increase permanent.
July 6, 2022