How To Apply For WIC In Florida

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 Florida 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 Florida, then read the information provided below.

How do I apply for Florida WIC?
Before applying, you can use the WIC Prescreening Tool to see if you might be eligible for the Florida WIC program. To apply for WIC, contact a local WIC office or call 1-800-342-3556 and ask for the phone number of your local WIC office. The local WIC office will give you an appointment to see if you are eligible for WIC. At this visit, your household income and the medical/nutrition status of each applicant will be reviewed. WIC provides the following at no cost:

  • healthy foods
  • nutrition education and counseling
  • breastfeeding support
  • referrals to health care, immunizations, and community services

To be income-eligible for WIC:
You must have a total household income equal to or less than the amounts shown in the WIC Income Guidelines OR you are income-eligible if you are currently receiving Medicaid, Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), or Food Assistance. However, you do not have to be on a public assistance program to qualify for WIC.

WIC Income Guidelines
For a pregnant woman, each unborn baby counts as 1 extra person in the household size.

Size of Household Monthly Income Before Taxes and Deductions
1 $1,832
2 $2,470
3 $3,108
4 $3,747
5 $4,385
6 $5,023
7 $5,663
8 $6,304

What to bring to the WIC certification visit

  • Bring EACH family member who is applying to receive WIC services.
  • Bring proof of ALL income for everyone in the household (before taxes and deductions are taken out). Income includes such things as: salaries, child support and alimony, foster care payments, interest withdrawn, unemployment compensation, and military earnings; OR, if you receive Medicaid, Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), or Food Assistance, you are income eligible for WIC. (If you do not receive Medicaid or TCA, but other members of your household receive these benefits, you may be income-eligible for WIC.) WIC staff can verify your enrollment in these programs. However, it is helpful to bring the current "Notice of Case Action" letter, which is proof of eligibility for one or more of these programs.
  • Bring ONE proof of where you live (no P.O. boxes). The document must be current and show your name and address. Items that are allowed include a utility bill, bank/insurance statement, or driver's license. You must be currently living in Florida, but you don't have to be a U.S. citizen.
  • Bring ONE proof of identification for you and ONE proof of identification for any infant or child applying for WIC, such as a birth certificate, driver's license, crib card, military ID, photo ID, Social Security Card, or hospital record.
  • If your doctor has completed the WIC Medical Referral Form, bring this form to your appointment.
  • Bring the Social Security Number for each person applying for WIC, if available.
  • Bring the immunization (shot) record for each child, if available.

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