Eligibility

Who Can Apply to Receive Benefits


  • Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or who recently had a baby
  • Infants from birth to 1 year of age
  • Children from 1 year of age to their 5th birthday

Determining Eligibility


WIC applicants may qualify by bringing proof of gross income that is at or below these amounts.
Household Size Yearly Income
1 $22,311
2 $30,044
3 $37,777
4 $45,510
5 $53,243
6 $60,976
7 $68,709
8 $76,442
9 $84,175
Each Additional Member $7,733

Eligibility for Higher Income Families


Families with incomes higher than the incomes listed above may still qualify for WIC if a family member is enrolled in 1 or more of the following programs:
  • Food stamps
  • Fuel assistance
  • Head Start (Free/Reduced Price School Lunch)
  • Medical Assistance (MA)
  • MFIP
  • Minnesota Care
  • SSI Applicants on TEFRA