Income Guidelines

Many working families qualify for WIC!

To qualify for WIC your household income must be at or below 185% of the federal poverty income level. (See Chart below.) WIC uses your gross (before taxes/deductions) income to determine if you are eligible.  WIC counts all of the members of the household.  WIC counts an unborn baby as a household member.

WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines Effective July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

Gross Income
FAMILY SIZE Weekly Bi-Weekly Monthly Annual
ONE $423 $846 $1,832 $21,978
TWO 570 1,140 2,470 29,637
THREE 718 1,435 3,108 37,296
FOUR 865 1,730 3,747 44,955
FIVE 1,012 2,024 4,385 52,614
SIX 1,160 2,319 5,023 60,273
SEVEN $1,307 2,614 5,663 67,951
EIGHT 1,455 2,910 6,304 75,647
For each additional person, add: +148 +296 +642 +7,696

Based on 185% of the US Department of Health and Human Services Non-farm Income Poverty Guidelines for Gross Income (Before Deductions)

Income Determination


“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”
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