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How To Apply For WIC In Louisiana

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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana, then read the information provided below.

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Who is Eligible For Louisiana WIC?

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding Women
  • Postpartum Women
  • Infants
  • Children ages 1-5 years

And You Must Meet the Following:

  • Income Requirements
  • Be a Resident of Louisiana
  • Have a nutrition related problem

How to Become a WIC Participant

  • Call 1-800-251-BABY to locate the best WIC Clinic for you
  • Call that clinic. Make an appointment to see if you and/or your children are eligible for WIC
  • Bring Proof of Income
  • For each person living in your house, bring one of these items:
    • Pay stub showing “gross income”
    • Current tax records
    • Letter from employer with salary amount
    • Proof of Social Security benefits
    • Alimony or Child Support Payments
    • Other proof (ask clinic)
    • Anyone on Medicaid, Food Stamps or TANF is automatically income eligible for WIC. Please bring proof of participating in these programs.
  • Bring Proof of where you live:
  • Bring one of these items:
    • Rent receipt
    • Utility bill
    • Other proof (ask clinic)
  • Bring Proof of Identification for each person who wants WIC benefits: Bring one of these items:
    • Driver’s license
    • Birth certificate
    • State or School ID
    • Other proof (ask clinic)

Click here to find out what you need to bring to your WIC appointment. For more information about apply for WIC call (800) 251-BABY (251-2229).

WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines
A WIC Applicant is automatically income eligible to apply for the WIC program if currently enrolled in either the Louisiana Medicaid Program, or the Louisiana SNAP (Food Stamp) Program, or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), or LA CHIP, or LA MOMS.

If not currently enrolled in at least one of the above programs, a family income screening will need to be completed following the 2015-2016 income guidelines for the WIC Program. An individual may not participate in WIC at more than one site, or in more than one state, during the same month. To see if you are income eligible to apply for the Louisiana WIC Program, find your family size and compare your current gross household income (before deductions) to the income listed.

Note: In the case of prenatal women, the fetus may be counted as part of the household. Any additional questions or concerns about income eligibility may be answered by calling 1-800-251-BABY or contacting your local WIC site.

Household Size* Annual Monthly Twice Monthly Bi-Weekly Weekly
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
Each Add'l family member add +$7,696 +$642 +$321 +$296 +$148

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