General Information

WIC Program


WIC programParticipant eligibility is based on three things, category, income, and nutritional risk.

Categories


  • Women - pregnant women, postpartum breastfeeding women up to one year after delivery while nursing, and postpartum non-breastfeeding women up to six months after delivery or termination of the pregnancy.
  • Infants – from birth up to one year of age
  • Children – from one year of age up to the age of 5

Income


Calculated on the family income at 185% or less of federal poverty level.
Click here for published guidelines. 

Nutritional Risk


Risk assessment and risk factor assignment helps to determine the priority counseling for participants

Documentation of Eligibility


When you come to your WIC appointment, you will be asked to bring the following as documentation of eligibility:
  • Proof of Income

    • Paycheck stub--30 days worth dated within 60 days
      • If paid weekly bring four pay stubs
      • If paid bi-weekly bring two pay stubs
    • Federal tax forms
    • Disability letter
    • Social Service eligibility letter
  • Proof of Residency

    • Mailed to participant in last 30 days
    • Must show your name and current physical address
      • Current utility bill or personal bill
      • Rent or Mortgage receipt
      • Bank statement
      • Current Social Services eligibility letter
  • Proof of Identification 

    • Adult

      • Picture ID
        • Current driver's license (not expired)
        • Passport
        • State issued ID card
        • Work or school ID
    • Infant/Child

      • Birth certificate
      • Hospital certificate of birth
      • Hospital discharge paperwork
      • Shot record
      • Social Services letter with identifying information

Physical Presence


Federal regulations require that all applications or clients seeking or continuing participation in the WIC program must be physically present, except in certain limited situations, at each certification.

Ways to Have WIC Work for You


  • Participants are seen on a walk-in basis except on Friday.
  • Come during your scheduled week, missed appointments are seen after participants in scheduled week.
  • Always take your WIC ID Folder to your WIC appointment and to the store.
  • Buy the correct foods and in the amounts stated on your check.
  • Use your WIC foods for individual listed on check. They can’t be returned to the store for money or given away or sold to someone else.
  • Be sure to bring the information that WIC staff needs when they ask for it.
  • Tell the WIC staff about any changes in your name, address or phone number.

Additional Information


FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.