South Carolina 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

The 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 five who are determined to be at nutritional risk. WIC impacts the health of mothers and children in the medically needy population. Optimal nutritional status during pregnancy and early childhood provides the best chance for the future of South Carolinians. The program is administered by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the Division of WIC.

Administration

South Carolina 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:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of South Carolina; 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 $21,978
2 $29,637
3 $37,296
4 $44,955
5 $52,614
6 $60,273
7 $67,950
8 $75,646

*For households with more than eight people, add $7,696 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

 

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.

 

Application Details

To apply, set up an appointment at the WIC clinic closest to you:
http://www.dhec.sc.gov/health/mch/wic/map.htm

Contact:

1-800-922-4406

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