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WIC Program Eligibility Requirements


Applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Categorical
  • Residential
  • Income
  • Nutrition Risk

Categorical: Women must be pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding stage

Residential: Applicants must live in the State in which they apply

Income Requirement:  Income can’t exceed 185 percent of the Federal poverty guidelines

Nutrition Risk Requirement:  Applicants must be seen by a health professional such as a physician, nurse, or nutritionist who must determine whether the individual is at nutrition risk.  In many cases, this is done in the WIC clinic at no cost to the applicant.  However, this information can be obtained from another health professional such as the applicant’s physician.