Who can benefit...
To be certified as eligible to receive supplemental foods, each applicant must be: (a) categorically eligible as an infant, child up to age 6, pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding woman, or elderly person 60 years of age or older, residing in an area where the program operates; (b) for women, infants, and children, income eligible under existing Federal, State, or local food, health, or welfare programs for low-income persons; for elderly with income at or below 130 percent of Federal poverty income guidelines; and (c) at State agency discretion, at nutritional risk as determined by a competent health professional at the local agency.
About this section:
This section lists the ultimate beneficiaries of a program, the criteria they must satisfy and who specifically is not eligible. The applicant and beneficiary will generally be the same for programs that provide assistance directly from a Federal agency. However, financial assistance that passes through State or local governments will have different applicants and beneficiaries since the assistance is transmitted to private sector beneficiaries who are not obligated to request or apply for the assistance.