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

U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) in Food/Nutrition
December 19, 2018

Overview

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children eat well and stay healthy.

WIC provides:

  • Healthy foods designed to meet special nutrition needs
  • Nutrition and health screening and assessment
  • Nutrition education and counseling
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Referrals to other Indiana health, family, and social services
 

Administration

Indiana Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is administered by U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

Program Requirements:

To become eligible for Indiana WIC benefits, you must meet the following requirements:

You must live in Indiana and meet income guidelines as listed below. Families already receiving Medicaid, Food Stamps (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [SNAP]), or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) are income eligible for the Indiana WIC program. When you apply, you will receive a personalized nutrition assessment to see if the program is right for you.

You must be categorically eligible. The Indiana WIC Program serves:

  • Pregnant women
  • New moms (up to six months after delivery)
  • Breastfeeding moms (up to one year after delivery)
  • Infants (babies under the age of one)
  • Children under the age of five

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 $22,459
2 $30,451
3 $38,443
4 $46,435
5 $54,427
6 $62,419
7 $70,411
8 $78,403

*For households with more than eight people, add $7,992 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

 

Application Details

To apply, set up an appointment at the WIC clinic closest to you. Find your closest clinic on the Indiana WIC Clinic Locations page. 

 

Contact:

1-800-522-0874

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