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WIC Program Federal Poverty Level

2015-2016 Federal Income Guidelines

185% of the Federal Poverty Level to Qualify for WIC Program in 2015-2016.

Household Size Annual Monthly Twice-Monthly Bi-Weekly Weekly
1 $21,775 $1,815 $908 $838 $419
2 $29,471 $2,456 $1,228 $1,134 $567
3 $37,167 $3,098 $1,549 $1,430 $715
4 $44,863 $3,739 $1,870 $1,726 $863
5 $52,559 $4,380 $2,190 $2,022 $1,011
6 $60,255 $5,022 $2,511 $2,318 $1,159
7 $67,951 $5,663 $2,832 $2,614 $1,307
8 $75,647 $6,304 $3,152 $2,910 $1,455
For each additional
member, add:
+$7,696 +$642 +$321 +$296 +$148

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How to Qualify for WIC Program?

Question:  How to Qualify for WIC Program?

Answer:  In order to qualify for WIC Program, you must be

  • Pregnant OR
  • Postpartum OR
  • Breastfeeding women OR
  • Infants OR
  • Children up to age 5

and meet certain income eligibility and State residency. ¬†You must apply to the WIC office that is in your own State. ¬†Additionally, the applicant must be individually determined to be at “nutrition risk” by a health professional or a trained health official.

Where is WIC Program available?

Question: Where is WIC Program available?

Answer: WIC Program is available in all 50 States, 34 Indian Tribal Organizations and all US territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Island).  While WIC Program is funded through grants from the Federal Government, the WIC Program is administered by the State agencies.

To Find the WIC offices serving your area, click on WIC Program Offices.

What is WIC Program?

Question: What is WIC Program?

Answer: WIC Program was established in 1974 to provide and safeguard the health of low-income women, infants and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk.  WIC Program provides nutrition education (including breastfeeding promotion and support), referrals to health and other social services and nutritious foods to supplement diets.

As of 2014, there are over 8 million people (infants, children, and women) receiving WIC support.

What is WIC Program?

Question: What is WIC Program?

Answer: WIC Program is a supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children. WIC Program helps to prevent health problems and improve the health status of participants through good nutrition. The WIC Program supplements the diets of qualified participants with nutritious food items by issuing a food “prescription” recommended by a personal nutritionist.

Wyoming WIC Program

Wyoming WIC Program (WIC) is a supplemental nutrition program for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, women who had a baby within the last six months, infants, and children under the age of five. One must meet income requirements, Wyoming residence requirement and have a nutritional risk that proper nutrition could help to improve.

Do You Qualify for Wyoming WIC?

To see if you may qualify, you must:

Be a

  • A pregnant woman; OR
  • An infant or child up to five years old; OR
  • A mother of a baby up to six months old; OR¬†A breastfeeding mother of a baby up to 12 months old.
  • Meet¬†income guidelines;
  • Be a resident of Wyoming; and
  • Be seen by a health professional at the WIC clinic.

If you think you may qualify, please call or write to your county health department to make an appointment.

Wyoming WIC Hotline: 1-800-994-4769

Vermont WIC Program

Vermont WIC Program (WIC) is a supplemental nutrition program for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, women who had a baby within the last six months, infants, and children under the age of five. One must meet income requirements, Vermont residence requirement and have a nutritional risk that proper nutrition could help to improve.

Do You Qualify for Vermont WIC?

To see if you may qualify, you must:

Be a

  • A pregnant woman; OR
  • An infant or child up to five years old; OR
  • A mother of a baby up to six months old; OR¬†A breastfeeding mother of a baby up to 12 months old.
  • Meet¬†income guidelines;
  • Be a resident of Vermont; and
  • Be seen by a health professional at the WIC clinic.

If you think you may qualify, please call or write to your county health department to make an appointment.

Vermont WIC Hotline: 1-800-649-4357

North Dakota WIC Program

North Dakota WIC Program (WIC) is a supplemental nutrition program for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, women who had a baby within the last six months, infants, and children under the age of five. One must meet income requirements, North Dakota residence requirement and have a nutritional risk that proper nutrition could help to improve.

Do You Qualify for North Dakota WIC?

To see if you may qualify, you must:

Be a

  • A pregnant woman; OR
  • An infant or child up to five years old; OR
  • A mother of a baby up to six months old; OR¬†A breastfeeding mother of a baby up to 12 months old.
  • Meet¬†income guidelines;
  • Be a resident of North Dakota; and
  • Be seen by a health professional at the WIC clinic.

If you think you may qualify, please call or write to your county health department to make an appointment.

North Dakota WIC Hotline: 1-800-472-2286 or 701-328-2496

Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity
600 E Boulevard Ave Dept 301
Bismarck ND 58505-0200
Telephone: 701.328.2496 or 1.800.472.2286
FAX: 701.328.1412

Alaska WIC Program

Alaska WIC Program (WIC) is a supplemental nutrition program for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, women who had a baby within the last six months, infants, and children under the age of five. One must meet income requirements, Alaska residence requirement and have a nutritional risk that proper nutrition could help to improve.

Do You Qualify for Alaska WIC?

To see if you may qualify, you must:

Be a

  • A pregnant woman; OR
  • An infant or child up to five years old; OR
  • A mother of a baby up to six months old; OR¬†A breastfeeding mother of a baby up to 12 months old.
  • Meet¬†income guidelines;
  • Be a resident of Alaska; and
  • Be seen by a health professional at the WIC clinic.

South Dakota WIC Program

South Dakota WIC Program (WIC) is a supplemental nutrition program for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, women who had a baby within the last six months, infants, and children under the age of five. One must meet income requirements, South Dakota residence requirement and have a nutritional risk that proper nutrition could help to improve.

Do You Qualify for South Dakota WIC?

To see if you may qualify, you must:

Be a

  • A pregnant woman; OR
  • An infant or child up to five years old; OR
  • A mother of a baby up to six months old; OR¬†A breastfeeding mother of a baby up to 12 months old.
  • Meet¬†income guidelines;
  • Be a resident of South Daoka; and
  • Be seen by a health professional at the WIC clinic.

If you think you may qualify, please call or write to your county health department to make an appointment.

South Dakota WIC Hotline: 1-800-738-2301 or 1-605-773-3361

South Dakota Department of Health
600 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501-2536
(605) 773-3361
1-800-738-2301
FAX: 1-866-579-8246