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No. Mothers and dependent children do not need to be enrolled in Medicaid and are still eligible for WIC even if they are employed and/or they are covered by private insurance.
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Pregnant and post-partum (up to six months) women, women who are breastfeeding (up to one year), infants, and children up until their fifth birthday.
Yes. Although WIC doesn't provide food packages for these individuals, they are still encouraged to apply for WIC benefits that help feed the children in their families.
Yes. In fact, if you qualify for SNAP, you also qualify for WIC and are already income-eligible. You are allowed to receive benefits from both programs at the same time.
Yes. If you are eligible for WIC, there is a good chance you could be eligible for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Free and Reduced School Lunch Program, or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families).
No. You do not need to be a US citizen or have a social security number to enroll in WIC. Participating in WIC will not effect your citizenship eligibility.
Yes. Participants are given food packages that take into consideration a person's life stage, breastfeeding status, and special dietary needs. This also includes hypoallergenic formula for infants.
Benefits are added to your WIC card during your appointment, so you are able to start shopping for food right away!
No. As more families enroll in WIC, the amount of funding for the program also increases.