What are the eligibility requirements?

  • Meet income guidelines (185% of poverty)
  • Reside in California
  • In a category served by WIC
    • Pregnant
    • Breastfeeding
    • Post-partum
    • Infant
    • Child under 5 years old
  • Appointments can be made, or you can just walk-in to any of our five locations.

WIC Income Guideline Table

185% Federal Poverty Line
Effective May 18, 2016 – June 30, 2017

 

# of persons in Family Unit**

Annual

Monthly

Twice Monthly

Bi-Weekly

Weekly

1

$21,978

$1,832

$916

$846

$423

2

$29,637

$2,470

$1,235

$1,140

$570

3

$37,296

$3,108

$1,554

$1,435

$718

4

$44,955

$3,747

$1,874

$1,730

$865

5

$52,614

$4,385

$2,193

$2,024

$1,012

6

$60,273

$5,023

$2,512

$2,319

$1,160

7

$67,951

$5,663

$2,832

$2,614

$1,307

8

$75,647

$6,304

$3,152

$2,910

$1,455

Each add'l family member add

$7,696 per added family member

$642 per added family member

$321 per added family member

$296 per added family member

$148 per added family member

  • Unborn children should be counted in family total. Example: Pregnant woman with a single unborn child should be counted as two (2) in family unit. Pregnant woman with two unborn children (twins) should be counted as three (3).
  • Proof of income, identification and address required to continue to receive benefits.

What do I need on my first visit?

Proof of identification is the only requirement at the first appointment. Proof of income and address are required to continue to receive benefits. Applications are computer-based, completed at the time of the visit. Women and children over 9 months of age are asked to bring in results of their recent blood test for anemia.

WIC is a non-reporting program. Proof of citizenship is not required.  Migrants are welcome to apply.