The Women Infants and Children (WIC) Program is a nutrition program for pregnant women, new and breastfeeding moms, and children under 5.
- Dad, grandparents, and other caregivers of children under the age of 5 may also sign kids up for WIC.
- Foster children under the age of 5 and foster teens who are pregnant are eligible for WIC.
- If you or your family member are on Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or basic food you may be eligible for WIC too.
- Many working families and military families are eligible for WIC.
- Getting WIC will not affect your immigration status.
Eligibility depends on household size and income. Review the WIC Eligibility Income Guidelines.
How to Apply
It’s easy to apply. WIC even takes care of the paperwork. As soon as you know you’re pregnant, go get WIC! Just call one of our clinics for an appointment. Your appointment should take only 30-45 minutes. Bring identification, proof of residency and proof of income. You will get your WIC checks from the clinic at the end of your first appointment.
WIC Is More Than Food
The friendly, caring people at WIC offer you other services too:
- If you are a breastfeeding mother, WIC will help with healthy foods and other support for you and your baby, including breastfeeding and lactation support services.
- WIC can tell you about many other services available in your community.
- WIC will give you nutrition tips to help you and your family eat well and stay healthy.
You can use your checks from WIC to buy these healthy foods at your local grocery store.
To file a complaint of discrimination call 866-632-9992 or write:
Office of Adjudication
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339; or 800-845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.