Do I Qualify?

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You can receive WIC benefits if you meet all four of these requirements:

  1. You must be:
    • A pregnant woman of any age;
    • An infant or child up to five years of age;
    • A mother of a baby that is up to six months of age; OR
    • A breastfeeding mother of a baby that is up to 12 months of age.
  2. You must be a resident of New York State, but you do not need to be a U.S. citizen.
  3. You must meet the income eligibility guidelines OR be receiving benefits from Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
  4. Your medical or nutritional needs must be assessed by a WIC health care professional to determine which benefits are available to you.

Income Guidelines

A pregnant woman is considered to be a family of 2. Effective July 10, 2013 – June 30, 2014.

Income Guidelines
Family Size Annual Gross Monthly Gross
1 $21,257 $1,772
2 $28,694 $2,392
3 $36,131 $3,011
4 $43,568 $3,631
5 $51,005 $4,251
6 $58,442 $4,871
7 $65,879 $5,490
8 $73,316 $6,110
Additional Family Member Add: +$7,437 +$620