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

Program Description

The Kansas Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a nutrition education program that provides nutrition education, including breastfeeding support; healthy foods and referrals to health and social services free of charge to Kansas families who qualify. WIC staff will review health behaviors and diet; provide individual nutrition education; support families making changes for better health and offer a selection of healthy foods.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Kansas; 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

To apply for WIC services, contact your county health department for an appointment. All applicants, including infants and children must be physically present when applying for WIC benefits. Locate your county health department by visiting http://www.kansaswic.org/families/WIC_county_map.html. A 24-hour diet questionnaire will be sent to you to fill out and bring with you to your appointment. Applicants are also required to bring proof of identity (both for adult women and children), proof of income for the entire household economic unit and proog of being a resident of Kansas. A simple health assesment is required for all applicants, therefore there is no online application process.

Program Contact Information

For more information, visit: http://www.kansaswic.org