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Women Infants & Children (WIC)


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WIC is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy.

Nutrition education and counseling, nutritious foods, and assistance with access to health care are provided to low-income women, infants, and children through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, popularly known as WIC.

Basic Information / Updates


Household or Family Size

Gross Income
Per Year

Gross Income
Per Month

1

$19,240

$1,604

2

$25,900

$2,159

3

$32,560

$2,714

4

$39,220

$3,269

5

$45,880

$3,824

6

$52,540

$4,379

7

$59,200

$4,934

The income guidelines for WIC were recently updated (effective April 1, 2008 – March 31, 2009)

How to Apply

  • Call the Family Health Hotline at 1-800-322-2588 or go to the WIC clinic search tool to find a clinic near to where you live.
  • Make an appointment at your local clinic – your appointment should take only 30-40 minutes and you will get your WIC checks that day!
  • It’s easy to apply. No paperwork, no hassle.

Eligibility


You are eligible to apply for WIC if you:

WIC Does Not Discriminate


The Washington State WIC Nutrition Program does not discriminate. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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