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Idaho Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Benefits

Program Description

The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program provides supplemental foods, nutrition education and referrals to health care, at no cost, to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are determined to be at nutritional risk. To be fully eligible for the WIC Program, applicants must be determined by a health professional, at no cost, to be at nutritional risk (i.e., have certain medical-based or diet-based risk conditions).

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Idaho; a pregnant, breastfeeding and/or postpartum woman; an infant or child up to 5 years of age; and individually determined by a health professional to be at nutrition risk.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,775
2 $29,471
3 $37,167
4 $44,863
5 $52,559
6 $60,255
7 $67,951
8 $75,647
A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

Visit the Idaho WIC website to obtain an application:
http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/FoodCashAssistance/WIC/ApplyforWIC/tabid/3348/Default.aspx

Program Contact Information

For more information on Idaho WIC, please visit the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare: http://www.wic.dhw.idaho.gov
If you have questions about the WIC program call the Idaho CareLine toll-free at: 1-800-926-2588
TDD users can call: 208-332-7205