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Income Guidelines

Gross household income from all sources, including wages, military pay, child support, TANF grants, SSI, etc., is included in calculations of eligibility.



WIC Eligibility

You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  • Live in Washington State.
  • Are pregnant, a new mother, or a child under five years of age. 
  • Meet the income guidelines below.


*The income guidelines for WIC (effective April 15, 2013–March 31, 2014)

WIC Income Guidelines

Income Conversion Factors

Annually: Amount is based on total income received for 1 year.

Monthly: Income is received 1X per month.

Twice Monthly: Income is received 2X per month. Twice monthly income is multiplied by 2 to convert to the monthly equivalent.

Bi-Weekly: Income is received every 2 weeks. Bi-weekly income is multiplied by 2.15 to convert to the monthly equivalent.

Weekly: Income is received every week. Weekly income is multiplied by 4.3 to convert to the monthly equivalent.

*A household is defined as a group of related or non-related individuals, who usually, although not necessarily, are living together and share income.

**Gross income is income before taxes and deductions.

  • If you receive Basic Food Program benefits, Medical Assistance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) you are income eligible for WIC.

  • Foster children under age five and foster teens who are pregnant are income eligible for WIC.

  • A woman who is pregnant is counted as a family of two. If she is having twins, she is counted as a family of three.