WIC is a special, supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture.
WIC is a nutrition program that helps mothers and young children stay healthy and eat right. WIC can even help make your baby smarter. WIC helps Women, Infants and Children during times of important growth. Research has shown that being in WIC can help lower a baby's chances of being born with health problems. Studies also show that WIC can help a baby develop better mentally.
The WIC Program helps:
Proof of residence includes:
Your income must be at or below 185% of the federal poverty guidelines. The income limits are higher than you may think! A family of four can make over $37,000 a year and still join WIC. It all depends on your yearly income and the number of people in your household. You must provide proof of your income to your local WIC office.
Proof of income includes:
If a family member takes part in the National School Lunch Program, Medicaid, TANF or the Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan (FAMIS), you might already qualify financially.