Find out if you may qualify for WIC today, in just a few simple steps!
If you are pregnant, nursing, or caring for children under the age of five, you may qualify to receive the benefits of WIC! The income requirements are surprising and many people qualify and don’t know it. Even working families can qualify to receive WIC benefits. If you need help stretching your grocery budget, you can start your application now, online.
To qualify for WIC, individuals must meet categorical, residential, and financial requirements. You can determine if you might be eligible with just a few questions:
Are you one or more of the following?
• A pregnant woman;
• A mother of an infant up to 6 months old; or
• A breastfeeding mother with an infant up to 12 months old.
• A mother, father or caretaker applying for their children under the age of 5.
If you answered yes to any of the above questions…
Are you live in New York State?
Applicants must be a resident of New York State.
We will not ask about visa status or citizenship. Your information is kept confidential.
If you live in New York State…
Do you meet the financial requirements?
The eligibility requirements are surprising. Depending on the number of people who live in your household, even working families may qualify for the healthy benefits of WIC!
Applicants must meet income eligibility guidelines (see table below) or receive Medicaid, SNAP (Food Stamps), or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families).
Use this chart to determine if you meet the financial requirements:
Effective through June 30, 2022.
Or use this convenient calculator:
If you feel you meet the qualification requirements, you can start your application now, online!