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 16, 2015 – June 30, 2016..

Income Guidelines
Family Size Annual Gross Monthly Gross
1 $21,775 $1,815
2 $29,471 $2,456
3 $37,167 $3,098
4 $44,863 $3,739
5 $52,559 $4,380
6 $60,255 $5,022
7 $67,951 $5,663
8 $75,647 $6,304
Additional Family Member Add: +$7,696 +$642