How To Apply For WIC In Alabama

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, also know as WIC, is a program that is designed to help low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children 5 years old or younger who are at nutritional risk. The Alabama WIC program accomplishes this by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information that can help provide healthy eating options including breastfeeding, and referrals to health care. If you are looking to know how to apply for WIC in Alabama, then read the information provided below.

How to Apply For Alabama WIC
Call toll-free at 1-888-942-4673 for the agency closest to you. To qualify, you must:

  • meet income requirements;
  • be a resident of Alabama; and
  • be seen by a health professional at the WIC clinic.

Alabama Income Eligibility Guidelines
The guidelines below are based on WIC applicants gross income before taxes are withheld.

Family Size* Annual Month Week
1 $21,978 $1,832 $423
2 $29,637 $2,470 $570
3 $37,296 $3,108 $718
4 $44,955 $3,747 $865
5 $52,614 $4,385 $1,012
6 $60,273 $5,023 $1,160
7 $67,951 $5,663 $1,307
8 $75,647 $6,304 $1,455
9 $83,343 $6,946 $1,603
10 $91,039 $7,587 $1,751

*For a pregnant woman, count each unborn baby in the family size.

If you think you may qualify, please call your local county health department to make an appointment. At the WIC appointment, you will need to bring:

  • proof of residency (a document with your street address on it, such as a lease or bill);
  • proof of identity (a driver's license); and
  • proof of income (pay stubs OR you would be automatically income eligible if you are currently enrolled in TANF, Food Stamps or Medicaid, so bring proof of enrollment).

Once the above is documented, you will be evaluated for a nutritional risk which is the other main qualifying factor in determining benefit eligibility for pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding women, infants and children under five. Please call 1-888-942-4673 to obtain further information.

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