How To Apply For WIC In Virginia

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 Virginia 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 Virginia, then read the information provided below.

Virginia WIC Eligibility
Pregnant, breastfeeding, just had a baby or are a mother, father, grandparent, foster parent, or other legal guardian of a child under the age of 5.

  • Are a resident of Virginia
  • Have a nutritional need (this is determined at your local WIC clinic).
  • Your income is within the following guidelines:
Number of People in Household Count a pregnant woman as 2 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
Each Additional Member Add +$7,696 +$642 +$321 +$296 +$148

Apply For Virginia WIC Benefits
To apply to the WIC program, contact your local health district. Or you can apply for Viriginia WIC benefits online by clicking here.

Your First WIC Appointment
What to bring:

  • eWIC Card for returning clients
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of where you live
  • Person applying for WIC
  • Child's immunization record

Who can come:

  • Parent
  • Guardian
  • Caretaker

What to expect:

  • 30 mins-1 hour in length
  • If first appointment: will receive eWIC card, how to PIN and use your eWIC card
  • Finger stick for bloodwork depending on age and WIC category
  • Height and weight check
  • Nutrition education
  • A review of your Food Prescription

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