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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, 2019)

Number of Household Members
Weekly Household Income
Monthly Household Income
Yearly Household Income
1
Up to $445
Up to $1,926
Up to $23,107
2
Up to $602
Up to $2,607
Up to $31,284
3
Up to $759
Up to $3,289
Up to $39,461
4
Up to $917
Up to $3,970
Up to $47,638
5
Up to $1,074
Up to $4,652
Up to $55,815
6
Up to $1,231
Up to $5,333
Up to $63,992
7
Up to $1,388
Up to $6,015
Up to $72,169
8
Up to $1,546
Up to $6,696
Up to $80,346
9
Up to $1,703
Up to $7,377
Up to $88,523
For each additional family member, add
$158
$682
$8,177

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, 2019)

Number of Household Members
Weekly Household Income
Monthly Household Income
Yearly Household Income
1
Up to $661
Up to $2,862
Up to $34,347
2
Up to $895
Up to $3,875
Up to $46,502
3
Up to $1,129
Up to $4,888
Up to $58,657
4
Up to $1,363
Up to $5,901
Up to $70,812
5
Up to $1,596
Up to $6,913
Up to $82,967
6
Up to $1,830
Up to $7,926
Up to $95,122
7
Up to $2,064
Up to $8,939
Up to $107,277
8
Up to $2,298
Up to $9,952,
Up to $119,432
9
Up to $2,532
Up to $10,964
Up to $131587
For each additional family member, add
$234
$1,012
$12,155

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Other related topics:
Check if You Are Eligible for WIC
Who is WIC for?
WIC Appointments

Updated Wednesday, 26-Jun-2019 14:58:10 CDT