Many factors are taken into account when determining eligibility for WIC, including household income, nutritional risk, the woman’s childbearing status, the children’s ages and others.
Eligible Women Women (including teenagers) who are pregnant, have recently had a baby or are breastfeeding will qualify for WIC if they meet other requirements.
Eligible Infants and Children Not only mothers but also fathers, foster parents, grandparents and other guardians can enroll an infant or child in WIC if other requirements are met. Children up to their fifth birthday may qualify.
Income Guidelines A person qualifies for WIC based in part upon household income. Some working families may
qualify. The income guidelines were developed by WIC, based on poverty guidelines from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. See income guidelines here>>
Are You Eligible? There are three different ways to learn whether you are eligible for WIC:
• Take the WIC Eligibility Assessment>>
• Or ask to be prescreened for eligibility. Phone our Central Telephone Office at (310) 661-3080.
• Or visit one of our local WIC centers. See locations here>>
WIC Participants Can Receive:
• Nutrition counseling>>
• Breastfeeding education and support>>
• Checks for nutritious food>>
• Parenting education>>
• Support for special nutritional risk conditions>>
• Referrals to healthcare and other community services>>
Enrolling in WIC To enroll in WIC, you will need to bring a WIC referral form signed by your doctor and other things, such as a utility bill. Phone our Central Telephone Office at (310) 661-3080 to make your enrollment appointment, to learn which things you will need to bring to that first WIC visit and to ask for a WIC referral form.
Questions? For more information, phone our central telephone office at (310) 661-3080.