How To Apply For WIC In West 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 West 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 West Virginia, then read the information provided below.

West Virginia Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), a person must meet three criteria. The criteria are:

1. Category

  • Pregnant women
  • Women who are breastfeeding an infant (under one year of age)
  • Postpartum women to the sixth month after delivery
  • Children from birth to five years of age

2. Income
Income eligibility requires that a household have gross income at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level.

3. Nutrition Risk
Nutrition risk is any medical or health problem which can be corrected or lessened by proper amounts and types of food intake. Examples of nutrition risk are:

  • Low iron levels
  • Insufficient growth, i.e. low weight for age, low weight for height
  • Premature delivery
  • Inadequate dietary intake (types or amounts of food)

WIC Income Guidelines

Family Size Weekly Gross Income Monthly Gross Income Yearly Gross Income
1 $423 $1,832 $21,978
2 $570 $2,470 $29,637
3 $718 $3,108 $37,296
4 $865 $3,747 $44,955
5 $1,012 $4,385 $52,614
6 $1,160 $5,023 $60,273
7 $1,307 $5,663 $67,951
8 $1,455 $6,304 $75,647
Each additional person, add $148 $642 $7,696

Qualifying for West Virginia WIC Benefits

  • WIC has the same income guidelines as the free and reduced price school lunch program
  • Families that qualify for Medicaid, WVWORKS, or SNAP automatically meet WIC income requirements
  • Fathers, grandparents, foster parents or guardians also may apply for WIC benefits for a young child in their care
  • WIC is one of the nation's most successful and cost-effective nutrition intervention programs
  • When applying for WIC benefits, the applicant must bring:
    • Income information
    • Proof of West Virginia address (you do not need to be a U.S. citizen)
    • Your children who need WIC services or benefits
    • You children's shot (immunization) records
    • Medical information from your doctor (if you have it)

How To Apply For West Virginia WIC
To apply for WIC online, click here.

WIC Contact Information:
Office of Nutrition Services, West Virginia WIC Program
350 Capitol Street, Room 519
Charleston, WV 25301-3715
phone:  304-558-0030
fax:  304-558-1541

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