Below is a general guideline for applicants who want to apply for the WIC program in . To start the process of enrollment for WIC benefits in you need to search for a local WIC clinic and setup an appointment. If there are any additional eligibility requirements to qualify for the Woman Infants and Children Program in then they will discuss it with you at your appointment. You can also contact your local WIC program department, the , if you have additional questions. WIC Applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements.
The WIC Program is designed to assist woman, infants and children in certain categories. People who fall in the categories below are considered categorically eligible for WIC benefits.
Applicants must live in and may be required to live in a local service area and apply at a WIC clinic that serves that area. There is no set length of time of residency required to live in or local service area in order to meet the WIC residency requirement.
To be eligible for the WIC Program in , applicants must have income at or below an income level or standard set by the state of or be determined automatically income-eligible based on participation in other government programs.
Applicants for the WIC program must be seen by a health professional like a physician, nurse, or nutritionist who must determine whether the individual is at nutrition risk, which means that an individual has medical-based or dietary-based condition such as anemia, underweight, history of poor pregnancy outcome or other issues such as a poor diet. In most cases this can be completed at a WIC clinic usually at no cost, though this information can be obtain by someone else such as the applicants physician. The Woman Infants and Children applicant must at a minimum provide their height and weight and have blood work taken to check for anemia. An applicant must have at least one of the medical or dietary conditions listed on the WIC nutritional risk requirements.
The WIC Prescreening Tool can help WIC applicants determine if they could be eligible for WIC benefits in their state. If the applicant is considered most likely eligible to receive WIC benefits they are then provided with contact information for their WIC state program and are encouraged to make an appointment with a local WIC clinic in . To get started using this WIC screening tool, click here to find out if you might be eligible for WIC benefits.