WIC Eligibility

ALL CAREGIVERS WELCOME – WIC isn’t just for moms. And the eligibility requirements are surprising.  Even working families qualify for WIC. See the table below and start your application today, online.

To qualify for WIC, individuals must meet categorical, residential, and financial requirements.

1. Categorical
Applicants for the NYS WIC Program must be:

  • A pregnant woman;
  • An infant or child up to 5 years old;
  • A mother of an infant up to 6 months old; or
  • A breastfeeding mother with an infant up to 12 months old.
  • A father or caretaker applying for their children.

Note: Primary caregivers/guardians/foster parents  can apply for WIC benefits for a child in their care, if the child is under age 5.

2. Residential

  • Applicants must be a resident of New York State.
    • We will not ask about visa status or citizenship. Your information is kept confidential.

3. Financial

  • Applicants must meet income eligibility guidelines (see table below) or receive Medicaid, SNAP (Food Stamps), or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families).

Effective through June 30, 2024:

Use the calculator below to check if you may be eligible:

Select the number of people in your household.
Gross household income.

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You may be eligible for WIC!
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