May 11, 2020 WIC Updates
SUBJECT 1: Upcoming State Holiday
SUBJECT 2: CARES Act Stimulus
SUBJECT 3: Microcuvette Order
SUBJECT 4: WIC Invoices
SUBJECT 1: Upcoming State Holiday. The WIC state agency will be closed, and there will be no MOWINS Help Desk coverage on Monday, May 25
SUBJECT 2: CARES Act Stimulus. When conducting WIC income determination, any income assessable to the applicant should be counted as income, including unemployment compensation.
The CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act stimulus payments to individuals are not considered income for WIC purposes because they are considered tax credits and are excluded from gross income.
Please direct any questions to your Administrative TA staff.
SUBJECT 3: Microcuvette Order. Missouri WIC has requested the microcuvette orders be shipped to the local agencies; some local agencies began receiving shipments on Friday, April 17th. Once the order is received, please verify that the number of microcuvettes received matches the number listed on the packing slip.
If the number of microcuvettes in the package is the same as the packing slip, sign and date the packing slip. Please fax the signed packing slip to WIC Operations at 573-526-1470 or scan and email the signed packing slip to WICOperations@health.mo.gov within one week of receiving the shipment. Confirmation on the packing slip is required for the state agency to pay for the microcuvettes.
If the number of microcuvettes received is different from the packing slip, please call Jason Seehusen at 573-526-6661.
If you are unable to locate your packing slip, please send an email stating how many boxes you received and the date you received the shipment to WICOperations@health.mo.gov
Thank you for your prompt cooperation.
SUBJECT 4: WIC Invoices. WIC invoices for May 2020 (submitted for payment in the month of June), along with prior months, must be submitted through the Online WIC Invoicing System by close of business Monday, June 8, 2020. Invoices submitted after that date will be held and paid in July 2020. This change in schedule complies with the close of the State Fiscal Year 2020 payment processing deadlines. If you have questions, please contact Laura Thompson at Laura.Thompson@health.mo.gov or 573-526-7901.