How To Apply For WIC In Nebraska

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 Nebraska 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 Nebraska, then read the information provided below.

Apply for Nebraska WIC in 3 Easy Steps
Step 1: Find a WIC clinic
There are over 110 clinics in Nebraska, so there's probably one close to you.

Step 2: Call to make an appointment
Call or visit the regional WIC clinic for your area to schedule an appointment. Friendly WIC staff will help you schedule an appointment and will answer your questions about WIC. The appointment to determine if you are eligible only takes about 30-45 minutes.

Step 3: Bring identification, proof or address, and proof of income to your WIC appointment
WIC staff will talk with you and fill out the information needed. You do not have to fill out a lot of paperwork. Eligible clients get WIC checks for food on the same day of their appointment.

Additional (non-emergency) inquiries about the Nebraska WIC program can be made by emailing the WIC Team at DHHS.NebraskaWIC@nebraska.gov. If you need an immediate or quick response, please call during office hours 8:00 - 5:00, Monday through Friday.

P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
Phone: (402) 471-2781
Toll Free: (800) 942-1171

Who is Eligible For Nebraska WIC Benefits?

  • Pregnant Women
  • Breastfeeding Women
  • Newly Delivered Mothers
  • Infants
  • Children - Up to age 5
  • Foster Children - Up to age 5
  • You must live in Nebraska to receive Nebraska WIC benefits
  • Meet current income requirements
  • Participate in a nutrition and health evaluation to determine nutritional risk

WIC Income Guidelines
All applicants to the Nebraska WIC Program must meet income guidelines for participation in the program. The income guidelines are 185% and below of the Office of Management and Budget’s income guidelines (same as for reduced priced school meals). The income guidelines for the Nebraska WIC Program are updated and provided to the local agencies as a revision to the procedure manual, on or before July 1, each year.

WIC Income Guidelines

Household Size Annual Income Monthly Income Twice-Monthly Income Bi-Weekly Income Weekly Income
1 $21,775 $1,815 $908 $838 $419
2 $29,471 $2,456 $1,228 $1,134 $567
3 $37,167 $3,098 $1,549 $1,430 $715
4 $44,863 $3,739 $1,870 $1,726 $863
5 $52,559 $4,380 $2,190 $2,022 $1,011
6 $60,255 $5,022 $2,511 $2,318 $1,159
7 $67,951 $5,663 $2,832 $2,614 $1,307
8 $75,647 $6,304 $3,152 $2,910 $1,455
9 $83,343 $6,946 $3,473 $3,206 $1,603
10 $91,039 $7,587 $3,794 $3,502 $1,751
11 $98,735 $8,228 $4,114 $3,798 $1,899
12 $106,431 $8,870 $4,435 $4,094 $2,047
13 $114,127 $9,511 $4,756 $4,390 $2,195
14 $121,823 $10,152 $5,076 $4,686 $2,343
15 $129,519 $10,794 $5,397 $4,982 $2,491
Each Add'l Member Add +$7,696 +$642 +$321 +$296 +$148
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