What are the eligibility requirements for WIC?

  • 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 Guidelines

Gross Income

185% Federal Poverty Line
Effective July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

# of persons in Family Unit**

Annual

Monthly

Twice Monthly

Bi-Weekly

Weekly

1

$22,311

$1,860

$930

$859

$430

2

$30,044

$2,504

$1,252

$1,156

$578

3

$37,777

$3,149

$1,575

$1,453

$727

4

$45,510

$3,793

$1,897

$1,751

$876

5

$53,243

$4,437

$2,219

$2,048

$1,024

6

$60,976

$5,082

$2,541

$2,346

$1,173

7

$68,709

$5,726

$2,863

$2,643

$1,322

8

$76,442

$6,371

$3,186

$2,941

$1,471

Each add'l family member add

$7,733 per added family member

$645 per added family member

$323 per added family member

$298 per added family member

$149 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.

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What do I need on my first visit?

The person you are enrolling and proof of identification are the only requirements for the first appointment. Proof of income and address will be required to continue to receive benefits. 

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