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

Program Description

The Texas Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy. Nutrition education and counseling, nutritious foods, and assistance with access to health care are provided to low-income women, infants, and children through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program, popularly known as WIC.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Texas; 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, set up an appointment at the WIC clinic closest to you:
http://txhealth.ziplocator.com/

Program Contact Information

For more information on WIC, please visit the Texas Department of Health at: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/wichd/default.shtm
For more information and eligibility requirements, visit: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/wichd/gi/eligible.shtm
For general WIC information call the number below and follow the menu options: 1-800-942-3678
For Federal program information, visit USDA's Women, Infants, and Children program page.

You may also visit the U.S Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Toll-Free Numbers for WIC State Agencies page for a list of toll free numbers.