WIC

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Who is WIC for?

  • Pregnant women (teens can apply)
  • Children up to 5 years old
  • Mothers of babies up to 6 months old
  • Breastfeeding mothers of babies up to 12 months old

You can Receive WIC even if:

  • You are not a legal resident. A green card is not needed.
  • You are not a U.S. citizen
  • You do not have a social security number
  • You or other household members work
  • You get Food Stamps, public assistance or Medicaid
  • You are a foreign student (F-1 Visa)

What do you get?

Checks for WIC foods that you can use at a neighborhood store and pharmacy.

Nutritious foods such as:
Milk
Cheese
Cereal
Fruit juice
Eggs
Peanut butter or dried beans
Infant formula

Nutrition Education
Learn how to choose healthy foods and how to fix healthy meals

Breastfeeding Support & Assistance

  • Breast milk is best

www.breastfeedingpartners.org

Referral to other services including:

  • Prenatal (PCAP) and post partum care
  • Well baby and child care
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Head Start
  • Food Stamps
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Family planning

Who is eligible?

Income guidelines for 2006-07* (*income before taxes)

Family Size** Monthly Weekly
1    $1,575    $364
2    $2,111    $488
3    $2,648    $611
4    $3,184    $735
5    $3,721    $859
6    $4,257    $983
7    $4,794    $1,107
8    $5,330    $1,230
**A pregnant woman counts as a two-person family

  • You are income eligible for WIC if you receive Medicaid, Food Stamps, or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) or if children receive free or reduced price school meals.
  • You must be a New York State resident
  • Families who meet income guidelines will be assessed be a health care professional for medical and nutritional risks

For more information about the following programs, call:

1-800-522-5006
WIC Program, Prenatal Care Assistance Program (PCAP), Child Health Plus, and Medicaid

1-800-342-3009
Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), and Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

1-800-865-5542
School Meals and the Summer Food Service Program

The above information was provided by the New York State Dept. of Health

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