Women, Infants, and Children

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. WIC is available to all eligible participants without regard to race, color, natural origin, age, sex, or handicap.

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 benefits, 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. 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 the State of preferred participation
  • Meet income guidelines
  • Have a nutritional risk


For more on income guidelines, visit www.fns.usda.gov/wic Effective March 19, 2018 Based on H.H.S. Poverty Income Guidelines
 1  $22,459 $1,872
 2  $30,451 $2,538
 3  $38,443 $3,204
 4  $46,435 $3,870
 5  $54,427 $4,536
 6  $62,419 $5,202
 7  $70,411 $5,868
 8  $78,403 $6,534
 each additional person  +$7,992
 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.