How To Apply For WIC In Indiana

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 Indiana 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 Indiana, then read the information provided below.

Indiana WIC Eligibility Requirements
To become eligible for Indiana WIC benefits, an applicant must meet the following requirements as listed below in the WIC Income Guidelines:

  • An applicant must be an Indiana resident. The Indiana WIC Program currently works with approximately 150 non-profit clinics in all 92 counties to provide Indiana WIC services to applicants.
  • An applicant must be "categorically" eligible. The Indiana WIC Program serves:
    • Pregnant Women
    • Breastfeeding Women (up to baby's 1st birthday)
    • Non-Breastfeeding Postpartum Women (up to 6 months)
    • Infants (up to their 1st birthday)
    • Children (up to their 5th birthday)
  • An applicant must be "at nutritional risk." The specific criteria and parameters that indicate risk are determined by a health and dietary assessment performed by a health professional at the time of certification.
  • An applicant must be "income" eligible. Families receiving Medicaid, Food Stamps, and TANF are income eligible for the Indiana WIC Program. If you are not a member of these other programs, check the income chart below to see if your family might qualify.

Call the WIC clinic location nearest to your residence. If you prefer to contact the state office to find the clinic nearest you, please call toll-free 1-800-522-0874, or email When you call your local clinic, the staff will be able to answer your questions and get you started with a certification appointment.

Indiana WIC Income Guidelines

Family Size* Annual income up to $ (total before deductions) Monthly income up to $ (total before deductions) Weekly income up to $ (total before deductions)
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
Each additional family member, add +$7,696 +$642 +$148

If you are pregnant, count yourself as two (2). For households with more than 8 members, add $7,696 annual income for each additional member.

*Household means a group of people (related or not) who are living as one economic unit.

What to Bring to Your WIC Appointment

  • Each person who is applying for WIC
  • A parent, guardian, or caretaker of an infant, child, or woman under 18 years old who is applying for WIC
  • Proof of Income (Income documents for everybody in your family who works or has a source of income.)
    • Paycheck stub(s) for the past 30 days; if paid biweekly, bring 2 pay stubs; or, if paid weekly, bring 4 pay stubs.
    • Award letter for alimony, child support, social security (including SSI)
    • Unemployment or worker’s compensation

You may automatically be income eligible if you or certain family members participate in the following programs:

  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Food Stamps (SNAP)
  • A letter of eligibility is needed

Proof of Identity (for yourself and each person who is applying for WIC):

  • Driver's license
  • Photo ID
  • Marriage license
  • Hospital record
  • Immunization record
  • Birth certificate

Proof of Address:

  • Bill or business letter addressed to you
  • Rent receipt
  • Current driver’s license

Immunization Record(s):

  • Immunization record(s) for all infants and children up to age 2 years who are applying for WIC
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