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 May 20, 2017 – June 30, 2018.

Income Guidelines
Family Size Annual Gross Monthly Gross Twice-Monthly Gross Bi-weekly Gross Weekly Gross
1 $22,311 $1,860 $930 $859 $430
2 $30,044 $2,504 $1,252 $1,156 $578
3 $37,777 $3,149 $1,575 $1,453 $727
4 $45,510 $3,793 $1,897 $1,751 $876
5 $52,243 $4,437 $2,219 $2,048 $1,024
Additional Family Member Add: +$7,733 +$645 +$323 +298 +149