How To Apply For WIC In Alaska

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 Alaska 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 Alaska, then read the information provided below.

People Eligible For Alaska WIC
WIC is for all kinds of families: married & single parents, working or not working. If you are a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent or other legal guardian of a child under 5 years of age, you can apply for your child. Women and their children who need better nutrition and who are:

  • Pregnant, breastfeeding, or a six month old baby;
  • Children under 5 years old (including foster children)

You can participate in the WIC program if you:

  • Live in Alaska
  • Have a nutritional need (WIC staff can help determine this)
  • Are a pregnant or breastfeeding woman
  • Postpartum or a six month old baby
  • Have a child under 5
  • Have a family income meeting WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines.

WIC Income Guidelines

Household Size Annual Monthly Twice-Monthly Bi-Weekly Weekly
1 $27,232 $2,270 $1,135 $1,048 $524
2 $36,852 $3,071 $1,536 $1,418 $709
3 $46,472 $3,873 $1,937 $1,788 $894
4 $56,092 $4,675 $2,338 $2,158 $1,079
5 $65,712 $5,476 $2,738 $2,528 $1,264
6 $75,332 $6,278 $3,139 $2,898 $1,449
7 $84,952 $7,080 $3,540 $3,268 $1,634
8 $94,572 $7,881 $3,941 $3,638 $1,819
9 $104,192 $8,683 $4,342 $4,008 $2,004
10 $113,812 $9,485 $4,743 $4,378 $2,189
11 $123,432 $10,286 $5,143 $4,748 $2,374
12 $133,052 $11,088 $5,544 $5,118 $2,559
13 $142,672 $11,890 $5,945 $5,488 $2,744
14 $152,292 $12,691 $6,346 $5,858 $2,929
15 $161,912 $13,493 $6,747 $6,228 $3,114
16 $171,532 $14,295 $7,148 $6,598 $3,299
Each Add'l Member Add $9,620 $802 $401 $370 $185

How To Apply For The Alaska WIC Program
Call your local WIC clinic to make an appointment. At your appointment, WIC staff will check to see if you and your family qualify. If you live in a community without a WIC office, you can apply through your village health clinic or Public Health Nurse. WIC has local offices all over Alaska.

WIC Contact Information:
Family Nutrition Services State of Alaska/DHSS/DPA
130 Seward St
PO Box 110612
Juneau, AK 99801
Main office: (907) 465-3100
Fax: (907) 465-3416

What You Need To Bring To Your WIC Appointment

  • ID for yourself and each child
  • Proof you are an Alaska resident, such as your driver’s license, voter registration, library card, any bill with your address on it, rent or mortgage receipt
  • Proof of income such as paycheck stubs or a W2 Form, proof that you get Food Stamps, Medicaid, Denali Kid Care or free or reduced price School Lunch
  • Proof of pregnancy if pregnant
  • Bring any children you are applying for
  • Completed application forms (if you filled them out before your appointment)

To find out if you are eligible for WIC benefits, you can try their pre-screening tool. This is not an application to WIC. You still need to visit your local WIC clinic to apply for WIC benefits.

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