Am I Eligible?

Am I Eligible?

WIC Income Guidelines


Minnesota WIC Program

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Automatic Adjunct Income Eligibility

If you or a family member is currently participating in any of the following programs, you and your family are adjunctively eligible for the WIC Program:

  • Medical Assistance
  • Medical Assistance - TEFRA
  • SNAP (Food Stamps)
  • MN Family Investment Program (MFIP)
  • Fuel Assistance
  • Reduced or Free School Lunch
  • Head Start
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

If someone in your family is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medical Assistance – TEFRA, the person receiving these benefits is adjunctively eligible for the WIC Program.

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Traditional Income Eligibility

Your family may also qualify for WIC based on your household size and gross income (before taxes are taken out).

  • Household size – WIC includes people who live together and share income and household expenses (bills, food, etc.).
  • • WIC counts a pregnant woman as two family members.

WIC Income Guidelines
(Effective as of May 1, 2016)

Number of Household Members Weekly Household Income
Monthly Household Income
Yearly Household Income
1
Up to $423
Up to $1,832
Up to $21,978
2
Up to $570
Up to $2,470
Up to $29,637
3
Up to $718
Up to $3,108
Up to $37,296
4
Up to $865
Up to $3,747
Up to $44,955
5
Up to $1,012
Up to $4,385
Up to $52,614
6
Up to $1,160
Up to $5,023
Up to $60,273
7
Up to $1,307
Up to $5,663
Up to $67,951
8
Up to $1,455
Up to $6,304
Up to $75,647
9
Up to $1,603
Up to $6,946
Up to $83,343
For each additional family member, add
$148
$642
$7,696

If your household doesn’t meet the income guidelines listed above, but your household includes a pregnant woman, a woman who has recently had a baby, or a child up to the age of five, you may be Presumptively Income Eligible.

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Presumptive Income Eligibility

If Your family does not meet the income guidelines above but meets all of the following criteria, your family may be presumptively income eligible for the WIC Program.

  • No one in your family is receiving benefits from any of the adjunctive income eligible programs right now (MA, MFIP, Headstart, SNAP, SSI, Fuel Assistance or Free or Reduced School Lunches).
  • Your household includes a pregnant woman, a woman who has recently had a baby, or a child up to the age of 5.
  • You are willing to apply for a Minnesota Health Care Program.
  • Your household income meets the Presumptive Income Eligibility Guidelines listed below.

Families that are found to be presumptively income eligible can receive WIC benefits for three months. After three months, proof of current eligibility, or a pending application, for a Minnesota Health Care Program must be provided to continue receiving WIC benefits.

Presumptive Income Eligibility Guidelines
(Effective as of July 1, 2016)

Number of Household Members Weekly Household Income
Monthly Household Income
Yearly Household Income
1
Up to $628
Up to $2,722
Up to $32,670
2
Up to $848
Up to $3,675
Up to $44,110
3
Up to $1068
Up to $4,629
Up to $55,550
4
Up to $1,288
Up to $5,582
Up to $66,990
5
Up to $1,508
Up to $6,535
Up to $78,430
6
Up to $1,728
Up to $7,489
Up to $89,870
7
Up to $1,948
Up to $8,442
Up to $101,310
8
Up to $2,168
Up to $9,395
Up to $112,750
9
Up to $2,388
Up to $10,348
Up to $124,190
For each additional family member, add
$220
$953
$11,440

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