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Do my children or I qualify for WIC?

You qualify for WIC if you:
  • Are pregnant
  • Have given birth less than a year ago and are breastfeeding
  • Have given birth less than six months ago and are not breastfeeding
  • Have a qualifying income (see the table below)
  • Are at risk for poor nutrition or health
Your children qualify for WIC if they:
  • Are under age 5
  • Are at risk for poor nutrition or health
A doctor or nurse must conduct an examination to determine if you and/or your child are at risk for poor nutrition or health. You can see a doctor or nurse at the WIC office or you can use your own doctor.

WIC Income Limits
family size monthly income annual income
1 $1,670 $20,036
2 $2,247 $26,955
3 $2,823 $33,874
4 $3,400 $40,712
5 $3,976 $47,712
6 $4,553 $54,631
7 $5,130 $61,550
8 $5,706 $68,469
for each additional person, add +$577 +$6,919

*These income limits will increase slightly in every year. For the most up-to-date limits, click here.

Look Out
If you already receive any of the following benefits, you automatically meet the income limits for WIC:
  • Food Stamps
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Medicaid
You will need to provide documentation that you receive one of these benefits when you apply at your local WIC office.