How To Apply For WIC In Georgia

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 Georgia 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 Georgia, then read the information provided below.

How Do I Qualify For Georgia WIC Benefits?
Generally, WIC is available to:

  • low income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women
  • low income parent or guardian who is the sole provider of children under age five who are at nutritional risk and who are at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level

You can take the WIC Eligibility Assessment to see if you qualify* or contact your local WIC office to make an appointment and find out which documents you will need to bring with you. At your appointment, WIC staff will check to see if you and your family qualify). Online Intake Form.

* This online tool is only a preliminary assessment – only Local WIC Agency staff can determine if you qualify for WIC services.

Georgia WIC Eligibility
WIC serves women, infants, and children in families with income at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level or enrolled in Medicaid; and who are at risk for nutritional deficiencies. Participant categories consist of pregnant, postpartum and breast-feeding women; infants and children up to their fifth birthday.

WIC Services
Participants receive a nutrition assessment, health screening, medical history, body measurements (weight and height), hemoglobin check, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, referrals to other health and social services, and vouchers for healthy foods.

Program Objectives

  • Increase entry into care for prenatals, infants and children
  • Increase infant breastfeeding initiation and duration
  • Decrease number of children who are overweight or obese
  • Increase nutrition education of participants
  • Utilize technology to maximize efficiency

What The Georgia WIC Program Provides

  • Special checks to buy healthy foods from WIC-authorized vendors – milk, eggs, bread, cereal, juice, peanut butter, and much more (see Authorized Foods)
  • Information about nutrition and health to help you and your family eat well and be healthy
  • Support and information about breastfeeding your baby
  • Help in finding health care and other community services

How to Locate Services
WIC has local offices across the State of Georgia.  Contact your local WIC clinic or call 1-800-228-9173.

Income Eligible Guidelines
185% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. Based on Income Before Taxes (gross income)

Household Size Annual Monthly Twice-Monthly Bi-Weekly Weekly
1 $21,978 $1,832 $916 $846 $423
2 $29,637 $2,470 $1,235 $1,140 $570
3 $37,296 $3,108 $1,554 $1,435 $718
4 $44,955 $3,747 $1,874 $1,730 $865
5 $52,614 $4,385 $2,193 $2,024 $1,012
6 $60,273 $5,023 $2,512 $2,319 $1,160
7 $67,951 $5,663 $2,832 $2,614 $1,307
8 $75,647 $6,304 $3,152 $2,910 $1,455
More than 8 members $7696 per added family member $642 per added family member $321 per added family member $296 per added family member $148 per added family member
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