Eligibility

Women, Infant & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program

Do I Qualify for WIC Benefits?

To be eligible for WIC, you must meet the following criteria:

You live in Washington state, and

  • Have a medical or nutrition need, and;
  • Are pregnant, a new mother, or have a child under age 5
  • Foster children under age 5
  • Foster teens who are pregnant

You meet the income guidelines:

  • Eligibility is based on gross monthly income and nutritional need. A household is defined as a group of related or non-related individuals, who usually, although not necessarily, are living together and share income. A woman who is pregnant is counted as a family of two. If she is having twins, she is counted as a family of three. A foster child is counted as a family of one.
  • Gross income is income before taxes and deductions. Your family may still be eligible even if you are working, a single parent or receiving SNAP assistance.
  • If you receive Basic Food Program benefits, Medical Assistance or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) you are income eligible for WIC.

2022-2023 WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines

Effective April 18, 2022

No. of People in Household*
Maximum Annual Income
Maximum Monthly Income
2$33,874$2,823
3$42,606$3,551
4$51,338
$4,279
5$60,070$5,006
6$68,802$5,734
7$77,534$6,462

*If you are pregnant, include each unborn child in household size.