How Do You Apply For WIC

If you are looking to get on WIC and need help with the application process, then select your state below as the process can be different from state to state. In most cases, the first step to apply is to call your local WIC clinic and setup an appointment. Once there, the staff will determine if you are eligible to receive WIC benefits in your state.

They will need documentation to prove where you live, who you are, proof of your household income and more. They also may have a nutrition expert there who would take your height, weight and other information that will help decide if qualify and for how long. To find out what specific information they need to determine if you qualify for the WIC program, select your state below.

Who qualifies for WIC benefits?

Each person applying for WIC will need to meet categorical, residential, income and nutrition risk requirements. People who qualify for WIC benefits are low-income women (pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum), infants (up to their 1st birthday) and children (up to their 5th birthday) who are at a nutritional risk. Others can qualify for WIC as well including fathers, grandparents, guardians and foster parents. To find out more details about who qualifies for WIC, select your state below.

I'm approved for WIC, what's next?

If it is determined that you qualify for WIC and are approved, then the staff will give you a folder with information about your account including WIC checks/vouchers, or in some states a WIC EBT card. You can use this right away at your local grocery store to purchase WIC approved food. To find a store near you, browse our list of WIC approved store locations. To see what foods you can buy, view the WIC food list for your state.