Search Benefits

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

Program Description

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides supplemental foods, nutrition education including breastfeeding promotion and support, referrals, and access to health and social services, at no cost to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

General Program Requirements

Pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, as well as infants, and children up to 5 years of age are eligible if they are individually determined by a health professional to be at nutritional risk and meet state residency and income requirements.

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 find out if you may be eligible for WIC benefits, complete the WIC Prescreening Tool. The tool is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Haitian, Creole, Korean, Russian, Somali, and Vietnamese. It provides information on how to apply for WIC benefits to those who may be eligible.

For more information about how to apply for WIC benefits, contact your state agency. A list of State agencies can be found on the WIC Contacts page. A list of toll-free numbers can be found on the WIC State Agency Directory page.

Program Contact Information

For more information visit FNS's WIC homepage.