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

Am I Eligible for WIC?
WIC Income Guidelines


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On this page:
Automatic Income Eligibility (Adjunctive)
Traditional Income Eligibility
Presumptive Income Eligibility

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Automatic Income Eligibility

(Adjunctive Income Eligibility)

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

  • Medical Assistance
  • SNAP (Food Stamps)
  • MN Family Investment Program (MFIP)
  • Fuel Assistance
  • Reduced or Free School Lunch
  • Head Start

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

  • Medical Assistance - TEFRA
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

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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 April 1, 2021)

Number of Household Members
Weekly Household Income
Monthly Household Income
Yearly Household Income
1
Up to $459
Up to $1,986
Up to $23,828
2
Up to $620
Up to $2,686
Up to $32,227
3
Up to $782
Up to $3,386
Up to $40,686
4
Up to $943
Up to $4,086
Up to $49,025
5
Up to $1,105
Up to $4,786
Up to $57,424
6
Up to $1,266
Up to $5,486
Up to $65,823
7
Up to $1,428
Up to $6,186
Up to $74,222
8
Up to $1,589
Up to $6,886
Up to $82,621
9
Up to $1,892
Up to $8,193
Up to $98,309
For each additional family member, add
$162
$700
$8,399

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.

  • 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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You may qualify...

If you are pregnant, nursing, or have a child under age 5, we encourage you to Apply for WIC.

WIC Provides...

  • Nutrition tips and advice
  • Support for breastfeeding
  • Healthy foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain cereals, bread and tortillas, low fat milk, and baby foods
  • Caring and supportive staff

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Updated Monday, 10-May-2021 06:05:51 CDT