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Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federal nutrition program. WIC provides food, nutrition counseling, and referrals to health care for eligible pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers of infants one year or younger, non-breastfeeding mothers of infants six months or younger, and children less than five years old.
How Do You Qualify for WIC?
Live in New York State
Meet the income guidelines set by the federal government
A breastfeeding mother of a baby up to 12 months old
Income Guidelines - Gross Salary
Find out if you qualify according to the following:
Effective May 20, 2017
For each additional member, add:
What Can WIC Do for You?
WIC can help with breastfeeding. WIC provides breastfeeding information, counseling, and a link to other WIC moms who have successfully breastfed their babies. WIC can also supply breast pumps for moms who need to return to work or school.
WIC can help you find medical help for you and your family. You can also learn about other services in the community that might help you.
WIC can save you money on your food budget. WIC gives you or your child food checks. Women and children can purchase food worth an average of $75 a month. WIC checks are redeemed at local stores that are WIC approved. WIC can show you how to be healthier and eat healthier foods.
When and How Do You Apply for WIC?
Call WIC as soon as you are pregnant, or at any time during your pregnancy.
Call WIC if you have children under the age of five.
When you call the WIC office for an appointment, staff will ask you to bring the following:
Children to be enrolled
Proof of address
Proof of household income
WIC is an equal opportunity program. WIC does not discriminate against because of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, or political belief.