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How To Apply For WIC In South Dakota

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 South Dakota 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 South Dakota, then read the information provided below.

South Dakota WIC Eligibility
WIC serves eligible:

  • Women and teens who are pregnant, breast-feeding up to 12 months after delivery, or have had a baby in the last six months
  • Infants
  • Children up to age five

How do I know if I am eligible?
To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Meet residency guidelines (South Dakota resident)
  • Have a nutrition or health risk
  • Meet income guidelines, you may complete the Family Income Worksheet and take it with you to your visit

WIC contact information:  
South Dakota WIC Program
South Dakota Department of Health
600 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501-2536
(605) 773-3361
FAX: 1-866-579-8246

Family Size Annual Income Monthly Income Weekly Income
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

Adjunct Income Eligibility: Mothers, infants & children who meet WIC criteria and are automatically income eligible for the WIC Program.  Applicants must be recipients of:

  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
  • TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Medicaid (Medical Assistance under Title XIX) in the following programs and current approved aid category codes:
Program Approved Aid Category Code
Blind Person 21
Blind Person 22
Disabled Person 31
Disabled Person 32
Home & Community Based Services - Child 35
Home & Community Based Services - Child 37
Low Income Family 40
Transitional Medicaid Benefits 41
Automatic Newborn 45
Pregnant Woman 46, 77
Pregnant Woman - Postpartum 47
Foster Care 53, 54, 57
Subsidized Adoption 67
Children 75, 76
Refugee Resettlement Program 90, 91

You will need to provide the most recent information of all income received by the household. In addition to income information, WIC participants should also expect the following at their appointment:

  • provide identity and residency information
  • provide information about foods eaten
  • answer questions about past & current health
  • have height and weight taken
  • have a finger stick blood test taken
  • visit with a health professional about nutrition education and health needs

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