Am I Eligible for WIC? - Minnesota Dept.of Health

Am I Eligible for WIC?
WIC Income Guidelines


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Check if You Are Eligible for WIC

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 June 1, 2020)

Number of Household Members
Weekly Household Income
Monthly Household Income
Yearly Household Income
1
Up to $454
Up to $1,968
Up to $23,606
2
Up to $614
Up to $2,658
Up to $31,894
3
Up to $773
Up to $3,349
Up to $40,182
4
Up to $933
Up to $4,040
Up to $48,470
5
Up to $1,092
Up to $4,730
Up to $56,758
6
Up to $1,251
Up to $5,421
Up to $65,046
7
Up to $1,411
Up to $6,112
Up to $73,334
8
Up to $1,570
Up to $6,802
Up to $81,622
9
Up to $1,730
Up to $7,493
Up to $89,910
For each additional family member, add
$160
$691
$8,288

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, 2020)

Number of Household Members
Weekly Household Income
Monthly Household Income
Yearly Household Income
1
Up to $675
Up to $2,924
Up to $35,090
2
Up to $912
Up to $3,950
Up to $47,410
3
Up to $1,149
Up to $4,977
Up to $59,730
4
Up to $1,386
Up to $6,004
Up to $72,050
5
Up to $1,623
Up to $7,030
Up to $84,370
6
Up to $1,859
Up to $8,057
Up to $96,690
7
Up to $2,096
Up to $9,084
Up to $109,010
8
Up to $2,333
Up to $10,110
Up to $121,330
9
Up to $2,570
Up to $11,136
Up to $133,650
For each additional family member, add
$237
$1,026
$12,320

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Updated Monday, 06-Jul-2020 14:02:58 CDT