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WIC - Eligibility Guidelines

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To be eligible for WIC, applicants must meet the following guidelines:

Qualified Applicants:

  • Pregnant women
  • Women breastfeeding an infant up to the infant's first birthday
  • Postpartum women up to six months after delivery or end of pregnancy
  • Infants up to their first birthday
  • Children from age one until their fifth birthday


Household income no more than 185% of the federal poverty income guidelines. Families that qualify for Medicaid, WV Works or SNAP automatically qualify, as do foster families. Check the income guidelines to see if you qualify for WIC. If your family earns less than the amount listed, you may be eligible. Also, if you are pregnant, add one person to the size of your household.

WIC Income Guidelines Effective April 2024

Nutrition Risk

Have a medical-based or dietary-based risk or condition. A nutrition assessment will be completed at the WIC clinic.

Many families can benefit from WIC.

Married and single parents, working or not working.  If you are a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent or other legal guardian of a child under the age of five who lives with you, you can also apply for WIC.

Call your local WIC office to schedule an appointment. To apply online, click here.





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