The Nebraska WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program is handled by the Health & Human Services. This state agency can help you with questions or issues with WIC including how to apply, what is required to be eligible for Nebraska WIC benefits or if you need to schedule an appointment. If you will be meeting with the Nebraska Health & Human Services, we suggest you verify what documents you should bring with you to make sure they have all the information they need to help determine your eligibility. This page provides the Nebraska WIC office number and office hours.
The Nebraska WIC program aims to assist low-income and nutritionally at risk women who are pregnant, women who are currently breastfeeding (up to infant's 1st birthday), nonbreastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends), infants (up to 1st birthday) and children up to their fifth birthday. Benefits that are provided to participants through the Nebraska WIC program includes supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, counseling at WIC clinics, screening and referrals for other health reasons, welfare and social services.
If you are planning to move out of state, Nebraska WIC participants can still receive their benefits until the certification period expires as long as there is proof that they received WIC benefits in Nebraska. Before you move, it is recommended that you contact the local WIC office. In most cases, the state agency will provide you with a special card that proves you participated in the Nebraska WIC Program. When you have moved, the next step would be to call the WIC office in the state you moved to and schedule an appointment. Make sure to bring the special card to your appointment to show proof you received benefits from the Nebraska WIC program.
301 Centennial Mall South PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509
The number to call this state agency is 800-942-1171 or 402-471-2781. Their fax number is 402-471-7049.
To view the website for the Nebraska WIC program, click here.
Find out what foods you can purchase by viewing the Nebraska WIC approved food list.
There are many different Nebraska WIC office locations across the state. As a result, it is simple to find a location where you can apply for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) benefits. Begin your search on this website. You can search by city to find a WIC clinic near you. Once you find a place where you can submit your WIC application, contact the agency. Usually, you need to schedule an appointment with a program official so you can arrange a time to interview. Depending on the office, you could schedule your appointment in person or by phone. Your interviewer will use the information he or she gathers in this meeting to determine if you qualify for benefits.
Before you decide to apply for WIC in Nebraska, make sure you meet the program’s eligibility requirements. Not everyone is able to receive WIC benefits. When you report to a clinic for your interview, program officials will check and make sure you qualify to receive services. However, you can get a sense of whether you qualify for WIC based on:
Additionally, keep in mind that Nebraska WIC guidelines state that only certain types of applicants can receive benefits. For example, you can receive WIC services if you are pregnant or recently gave birth. Additionally, the WIC office can award benefits to children who are younger than five years of age.
You will need to go to one of the Nebraska WIC locations for an interview. This is an important step that you must complete in order for representatives to determine if you qualify for benefits. Usually, these conversations last between 30 and 45 minutes. To help complete your WIC office appointment more efficiently, make sure you are ready to prove you qualify for benefits. You will need to bring documents relating to how much you earn, where you live and your identity.