WIC is a special supplemental food program for Women, Infants, and Children to teach them the relationship between proper nutrition and health, to help individuals develop better dietary habits, and to prevent nutrition-related problems by showing participants how to use the WIC foods with other nutritious foods for a proper diet.

Persons eligible for WIC include:

  • Pregnant Women
  • Breastfeeding mothers (up to one year after delivery)
  • Postpartum nonbreastfeeding mothers (up to six months after delivery)
  • Infants
  • Children under five years of age

WIC participants receive vouchers, which can be redeemed for specified nutritious foods at designated grocery stores.  WIC participants also receive nutrition education, nutrition counseling, and referrals to other health and social services.

WIC is a special supplemental food program for women, infants, and children, available to all eligible participants without regard to race, color, natural origin, age, sex, or handicap.

ALL persons who receive Medicaid/Hoosier Healthwise, Food Stamps, and TANF are income-eligible for WIC.

To participate in the WIC program a person must meet the following conditions:

  • live within a WIC service area
  • meet income guidelines
  • have a nutritional & medical need

INCOME ELIGIBILITY FOR THE WIC PROGRAM
For more on income guidelines, visit www.fns.usda.gov/wic
Effective March 31, 2014 Based on H.H.S. Poverty Income Guidelines

 HOUSEHOLD SIZE (people)

 ANNUAL INCOME
(up to $)

 MONTHLY INCOME
(up to $)

 1

$21,590

$1,800

 2

$29,101

$2,426

 3

 $36,612

$3,051

 4

 $44,123

$3,677

 5

 $51,634

$4,303

 6

 $59,145

$4,929

 7

 $66,656

$5,555

 8

 $74,167

$6,181

 each additional person

 $7,511

$626

 If you are pregnant, count youself as two (2).



INCOME means total income before deductions.

HOUSEHOLD means a group of related or non-related individuals who are not residents of an institution but who are living as ONE ECONOMIC UNIT.

For a SELF-EMPLOYED PERSON such as a farmer or a small business owner, the income is deemed to be gross income less business expenses.  This figure, as stated in the most recent tax filing, may be used.

This WIC program is an equal opportunity provider.


FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE VANDERBURGH COUNTY WIC PROGRAM, CALL:  435-5701

Last updated: 4/4/2014 9:18:20 AM
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