Qualifying for WIC
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WIC is a nutrition program for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or who have recently been pregnant, infants & children under age 5.
WIC provides the following at no cost:
- Healthy foods
- Nutrition education and counseling
- Breastfeeding support
- Referrals to health care, immunizations, and community services
To be income-eligible for WIC, you must meet one of the following criteria:
- You are currently receiving Medicaid benefits
- You are currently receiving Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)
- You are currently receiving Food Assistance (SNAP)
- Your total household income is equal to or less than the amount shown in the WIC Income Guidelines.
WIC Income Guidelines
Florida Department of Health WIC Program
Effective June 18, 2021
185% of the FFY 2021-2022 Poverty Income Guidelines for 48 Contiguous States,
District of Columbia, Guam and Territories.
For WIC eligibility, a pregnant woman may be counted as more than one person.
Fees will not be charged for WIC certification or WIC benefits.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
(WIC) Income Eligibility Guidelines were published in the Federal Register on March
5, 2021. The annual revision for 2021 was published by the Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS) on February 1, 2021.
To apply for WIC:
Call our call center at 239-344-2000 for an appointment at any of our 4 locations in Lee County
What to bring to the WIC certification visit:
- Bring EACH family member who is applying to receive WIC services.
- Bring proof of ALL income for everyone in the household (before taxes and deductions are taken out). Income includes such things as: salaries, child support and alimony, foster care payments, interest withdrawn, unemployment compensation, and military earnings; proof of income must be all income for the last 30 days. If paid weekly, bring 4 pay stubs; if paid monthly, bring one pay stub; if paid every two weeks or biweekly, bring 2 pay stubs; OR, if you receive Medicaid, Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), or Food Assistance, you are income eligible for WIC. (If you do not receive Medicaid or TCA, but other members of your household receive these benefits, you may be income-eligible for WIC.) WIC staff can verify your enrollment in these programs. However, it is helpful to bring the current "Notice of Case Action" letter, which is proof of eligibility for one or more of these programs.
- Bring ONE proof of where you live (no P.O. boxes). The document must be current and show your name and address. Items that are allowed include a utility bill, bank/insurance statement, or driver's license. You must be currently living in Florida, but you don't have to be a U.S. citizen.
- Bring ONE proof of identification for you and ONE proof of identification for any infant or child applying for WIC, such as a birth certificate, driver's license, crib card, military ID, photo ID, Social Security Card, or hospital record.
- If your doctor has completed the WIC Medical Referral Form, bring this form to your appointment.
- Bring the Social Security Number for each person applying for WIC, if available.
- Bring the immunization (shot) record for each child, if available.