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

Program Description

Vermont WIC, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and physical activity, and connect to health care and other programs and services. Our goal is to improve health and prevent chronic disease by helping women meet their breastfeeding goals, informing families about good health practices and providing nutritious foods to eligible Vermont families. The WIC program in Vermont is administered by the Vermont Department of Health.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Vermont; a pregnant, breastfeeding and/or postpartum woman; an infant or child up to 5 years of age; live in a household with income below 185 percent of the Federal poverty guideline OR be enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Medicaid. Benefits are based on an individual nutrition and health assessment.

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

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://healthvermont.gov/local/district/district_office.aspx#find

Program Contact Information

For more information on the WIC program of Vermont, visit their website at: http://healthvermont.gov/wic/index.aspx
You can also call the Vermont Department of Health toll-free from within Vermont at: 1-800-464-4343
Or locally at:
802-863-7333

You can also write to:
Vermont Department of Health
WIC Program
PO Box 70, 108 Cherry Street, Drawer 34
Burlington, VT 05402-0070