Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Health and nutrition risk assessment, education and couseling to pregnant, breastfeeding and post-partum women; infants and children to age 5 who meet income guidelines.
An eWic card for WIC approved foods and infant formula has been implemented for use at participating stores statewide.
To be eligible for WIC benefits in Wisconsin, a person must meet the following requirements:
- be a pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum mother; an infant up to age one; or a child up to age 5
- a Wisconsin resident
- be income eligible
- have a health or nutrition need
WIC is a nutritional program that provides:
- Free healthy foods
- Practical nutritional tips
- Information about community resources
- Breastfeeding information and support
Health benefits of WIC:
- Premature births reduced
- Low birth-weight reduced
- Long-term medical expenses reduced
Many working families qualify.
You are eligible for WIC if you currently receive Kinship Care, W-2 or FoodShare.
You may be income eligible for WIC if you currently receive Medicaid or BadgerCare Plus.
- Income Guidelines: http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/wic/incomeguidelines.htm
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.