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How To Apply For WIC In Wisconsin

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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin, then read the information provided below.

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Who is Eligible for Wisconsin WIC?
To be eligible for WIC benefits in Wisconsin, a person must meet the following requirements:

  • be a pregnant, breastfeeding or new mother; be an infant up to age one; or be a child up to age 5; and
  • be a resident of Wisconsin; and
  • be income eligible; and
  • have a health or nutrition need

Wisconsin WIC Income Eligibility
WIC income eligibility is based on 185% of US Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines.

  • The WIC Program uses the same gross income criteria as free and reduced-price school lunches
  • Many working families qualify
  • Individuals who participate in other programs such as those listed below may automatically be income eligible. WIC staff will determine income eligibility during your appointment
  • FoodShare
  • Medicaid
  • BadgerCare Plus
  • Wisconsin Works Program (W-2)
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

For specific income levels by family size, consult the WIC income eligibility table below:

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

How You Can Apply For Wyoming WIC Benefits
To apply for WIC, contact a local WIC office near you. To find out more about WIC and other programs for which you may be eligible, call toll-free: 1-800-722-2295 (Maternal and Child Health Hotline (link is external)). The Hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. TTY and interpreter services are available.

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