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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, 2020.

Income Guidelines (Through June 30, 2022)
Family Size Annual Gross Monthly Gross Twice-Monthly Gross Bi-weekly Gross Weekly Gross
1 $23,828 $1,986 $993 $917 $459
2 $32,227 $2,686 $1,343 $1,240 $620
3 $40,626 $3,386 $1,693 $1,563 $782
4 $49,025 $4,086 $2,043 $1,886 $943
5 $57,424 $4,786 $2,393 $2,209 $1,105
6 $65,823 $5,486 $2,743 $2,532 $1,266
7 $74,222 $6,186 $3,093 $2,855 $1,428
8 $82,621 $6,886 $3,443 $3,178 $1,589
Additional Family Member Add: +$8,399 +$700 +$350 +$324 +$162