How To Apply For WIC In New Hampshire

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 New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire, then read the information provided below.

How to Apply for New Hampshire WIC Services
You can call the local WIC agency closest to where you live or call the State WIC Agency at 1-800-942-4321;

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You can now use an online WIC Pre-screening Tool to see if you are eligible for WIC services. The Tool asks several questions about residential and income eligibility for WIC services. Visit the USDA's WIC Program at www.fns.usda.gov/wic and click on the "Am I Eligible?" banner on the page. As you proceed through the tool, you will also be able to see which WIC agency in NH to call for an appointment.

Women, Infants & Children Nutrition Program provides nutrition education and nutritious foods to help keep pregnant women, new mothers, infants and preschool children healthy and strong through the NH WIC Program. The WIC Program has locations statewide and income eligible families are encouraged to apply. WIC Nutrition Services also administers other health and nutrition programs.

New Hampshire WIC Eligibility
For WIC Services:

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women up to 12 month after the infant's birth
  • Non-breastfeeding women up to 6 months after the infants' birth
  • Infants, and children up to their 5th birthday

For CSFP Services:

  • Seniors 60 years and older

Eligibility Requirements
Must be income eligible; reside in the service area covered by the local agency; and, for WIC only, be nutritionally at risk as determined by a staff nutritionist. Services are available by calling (800) WIC-4321, or by calling the local agency closest to where one lives.

WIC Program
The Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, provides the following 185% Income Poverty Guidelines:

Family Size Annual Monthly Bi-weekly Weekly
1 $21,978 $1,832 $846 $423
2 $29,637 $2,470 $1,140 $570
3 $37,296 $3,108 $1,435 $718
4 $44,955 $3,747 $1,730 $865
5 $52,614 $4,385 $2,024 $1,012
6 $60,273 $5,023 $2,319 $1,160
7 $67,951 $5,663 $2,614 $1,307
8 $75,647 $6,304 $2,910 $1,455
For each additional family member add: $7,696 $642 $296 $148

Elderly CSF Program
The Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, provides the following 130% Income Poverty Guidelines:

Family Size Annual Monthly Weekly
1 $15,444 $1,287 $297
2 $20,826 $1,736 $401
3 $26,208 $2,184 $504
4 $31,590 $2,633 $608
5 $36,972 $3,081 $711
6 $42,354 $3,530 $815
7 $47,749 $3,980 $919
8 $53,157 $4,430 $1,023
For each additional family member add: $5,408 $451 $104

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