WIC Eligibility & How to Apply

Eligibility & How to Apply

WIC Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for WIC benefits, a person must meet the following criteria:

Must be (1) of the following:

  • A pregnant woman
  • A breastfeeding woman
  • A woman who recently had a baby or whose pregnancy ended early
  • An infant, birth to 12 months, or
  • A child, up to age 5 years

Must meet all of the following:

  • Must reside in Montana
  • Must meet income requirements (see chart below)**
  • Determined by a health professional to be at medical or nutritional risk

Montana WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines

Effective July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

Number in Family
Annual Gross Income
1
$22,459
2
$30,451
3
$38,443
4
$46,435
5
$54,427
6
$62,419
7
$70,411
8
$78,403
    For each additional family member add $7,992.
    If needed, a pregnant woman may count as two family members.
Family Size (including unborn)
Annual
Monthly
2 x Monthly
Bi-Weekly
Weekly
1
$22,459
$1,872
$936
$864
$432
2
$30,451
$2,538
$1,269
$1,171
$586
3
$38,443
$3,204
$1,602
$1,479
$739
4
$46,435
$3,870
$1,935
$1,786
$893
5
$54,427
$4,536
$2,268
$2,093
$1,047
6
$62,419
$5,202
$2,601
$2,401
$1,200
7
$70,411
$5,868
$2,934
$2,708
$1,354
8
$78,403
$6,534
$3,267
$3,016
$1,508
Additional Family Members Add
$7,992
$666
$333
$307
$154

  

How to Apply

  1. Find a WIC clinic near you
  2. Check income with eligibility guidelines
  3. Obtain paperwork
  4. Complete paperwork
  5. Either call and make an appointment or walk-in on Mondays or Thursdays
  6. Attend WIC clinic
  7. Bring children and get measurements
  8. Visit with Nutrition Educators
  9. Receive Food Vouchers