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Indiana State Department of Health

WIC Home > Eligibility Requirements Eligibility Requirements

To become eligible for Indiana WIC benefits, an applicant must meet the following requirements as listed below in the WIC Income Guidelines (Brochure):

  • An applicant must be an Indiana resident.  The Indiana WIC Program currently works with approximately 150 non-profit clinics in all 92 counties to provide Indiana WIC services to applicants.
  • An applicant must be "categorically" eligible.  The Indiana WIC Program serves:

    • Pregnant Women
    • Breastfeeding Women (up to baby's 1st birthday)
    • Non-Breastfeeding Postpartum Women (up to 6 months)
    • Infants (up to their 1st birthday)
    • Children (up to their 5th birthday)

  • An applicant must be "at nutritional risk."  The specific criteria and parameters that indicate risk are determined by a health and dietary assessment performed by a health professional at the time of certification.
  • An applicant must be "income" eligible.  Families receiving Medicaid, Food Stamps, and TANF are income eligible for the Indiana WIC Program.  If you are not a member of these other programs, check the income chart below to see if your family might qualify.

    2016 WIC Income Guidelines

    Household*
    Size

    Annual income up to $ (total before deductions)

    Monthly income up to $ (total before deductions)

    Weekly income up to $ (total before deductions)

    1

    $21,978

    $1,832

    $423

    2

    $29,637

    $2,470

    $570

    3

    $37,296

    $3,108

    $718

    4

    $44,955

    $3,747

    $865

    5

    $52,614

    $4,385

    $1,012

    6

    $60,273

    $5,023

    $1,160

    7

    $67,951

    $5,663

    $1,307

    8

    $75,647

    $6,304

    $1,455

    Each additional family member, add

    + $7,696

    + $642

    + $148

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

    For households with more than 8 members, add  $7,696 annual income for each additional member.

    *Household means a group of people (related or not) who are living as one economic unit.

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information(e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. 

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    (1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW

    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    (2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or

    (3)        email: program.intake@usda.gov.

     This institution is an equal opportunity provider.   Nondiscrimination Statement 2015 (Spanish)