How To Apply For WIC In Kansas

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 Kansas 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 Kansas, then read the information provided below.

How to Apply For Kansas WIC Program
Call your local WIC Agency to schedule an appointment.For general WIC Information call 785-296-1320.

Who's Eligible For WIC Benefits?
WIC serves Kansas residents who are:

  • Pregnant
  • Breastfeeding, up to baby's first birthday
  • Non-breastfeeding mothers, up to six months after baby's birth
  • Infants and children under five years old

WIC clients must meet WIC income guidelines and have a medical or nutritional need. Many working people are eligible for WIC and don't realize it.

WIC Income Guidelines
For WIC income eligibility determination purposes, the Kansas WIC Program will use the Federal Poverty Guidelines. To be income eligible for WIC benefits, an economic unit (household) may earn up to and including 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Economic Unit Annual Monthly Twice-Monthly Bi-Weekly Weekly
1 $21,978 $1,832 $916 $846 $423
2 $29,637 $2,470 $1,235 $1,140 $570
3 $37,296 $3,108 $1,554 $1,435 $718
4 $44,955 $3,747 $1,874 $1,730 $865
5 $52,614 $4,385 $2,193 $2,024 $1,012
6 $60,273 $5,023 $2,512 $2,319 $1,160
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
16 $137,215 $11,435 $5,718 $5,278 $2,639
For each additional person add +$7,696 +$642 +$321 +$296 +$148

For your WIC appointment, you will need to bring:

  • Proof of Identity
    • Photo ID
    • Driver's license
    • School ID
    • Birth certificate
    • KS Medicaid card
    • Passport
    • Military ID
  • Proof of ID for Child
    • Shot/immunization records
    • Birth certificate
    • Foster care/adoption papers
    • KS Medicaid card
    • WIC can not accept Social Security Cards as proof of identity
  • Proof of Residency
    • Envelope that was mailed to you
    • Utility bill
    • Rent receipts
    • Official letter
  • Proof of Household Income for all people living in your house
    • Paycheck stub from current job
    • SRS benefit letter
    • Medicaid/Healthwave 19 card
    • Income tax form for self-employment
  • Completed Diet Questionnaires

At the appointment there will be a brief review of foods you eat, medical history and current health status to determine the medical or nutritional need. If you or your child is found eligible for WIC benefits, the appointment will also include nutrition education.

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