How To Apply For WIC In Delaware

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 Delaware 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 Delaware, then read the information provided below.

Delaware WIC Qualifications
You must:

  • Reside in Delaware;
  • Have a nutritional risk;
  • Meet income guidelines;

Along with being a:

  • Pregnant woman (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends) or
  • Breastfeeding woman (up to the infant’s 1st birthday) or
  • Postpartum woman , who is not breastfeeding (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends) or
  • Child or infant less than 5 years old.

How to Apply for Delaware WIC Benefits

  • Call for an appointment and let WIC staff determine if you are eligible.
  • In New Castle County call the Hudson State Service Center 302-283-7540
  • In Kent or Sussex Counties call the Milford State Service Center 302-424-7220

What to Bring to Your WIC Certification Appointment
Proof of Income. Income documents for everybody in your family who works or has a source of income. For example:

  • A paycheck stub(s)
  • A recent tax return, or
  • A letter from your employer

You may be automatically income eligible if you or certain family members participate in the following programs: Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), General Assistance, or Child Care.

Proof of Identity and Address

  • Bring documentation such as a driver's license or
  • Other photo ID with utility bill, rent receipt, or business letter addressed to you

Child or Proof of Pregnancy

  • The baby or child(ren) less than 5 years old or
  • A slip from your doctor saying you are pregnant

Determine Your Income Eligibility
Locate your family size on the left side of the table. Look at the columns to the right of that family size. If your family income is less than or equal to that amount, you may be eligible for WIC.

How to Determine Your Family Size

Family Size Annual Monthly Weekly
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
Additional: +$7,696 +$642 +$148
  • Count all the members of your household, related or non-related.
  • A pregnant woman counts as two family members.
  • In the case of a known multiple birth pregnancy, count each fetus as one family member.

How to Determine Your Income

  • Add up the gross income of all family members included in determining your family size.
  • Some military personnel receive allowances that do not count in determining income.
  • Contact a WIC clinic if you have any questions about your eligibility.

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