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Income Eligibility Guidelines

Find Out If WIC Can Help Your Family

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

WIC Eligibility

Find out if WIC can help your family.

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

Number of people in your household*

Maximum annual income to qualify

Maximum monthly income to qualify

2 $29,637 $2,470
3 $37,296 $3,108
4 $44,955 $3,747
5 $52,614 $4,385
6 $60,273 $5,023
7 $67,951 $5,663

*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.
  • Dad, grandparents, and other caregivers of children under the age of five may also sign kids up 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.
  • WIC is a nutrition program for pregnant women, new and breastfeeding moms, and children under five.
  • Foster children under age five and foster teens who are pregnant are eligible for WIC.
  • If you or your family member are on Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Basic Food you may be eligible for WIC too.
  • Many working families and military families are eligible for WIC.