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

 

Number in Family
Annual Gross Income
1
$20,147
2
$27,214
3
$34,281
4
$41,348
5
$48,415
6
$55,482
7
$62,549
8
$69,616
    For each additional family member add $7,067.
    If needed, a pregnant woman may count as two family members.
    New Income Eligibility Guidelines Effective June 1
Family Size (including unborn)
Annual
Monthly
2 x Monthly
Bi-Weekly
Weekly
1
$20,665
$1,723
$862
$795
$398
2
$27,991
$2,333
$1,167
$1,077
$539
3
$35,317
$2,944
$1,472
$1,359
$680
4
$42,643
$3,554
$1,777
$1,641
$821
5
$49,969
$4,165
$2,083
$1,922
$961
6
$57,295
$4,775
$2,388
$2,204
$1,102
7
$64,621
$5,386
$2,693
$2,486
$1,243
8
$71,947
$5,996
$2,998
$2,768
$1,384
Additional Family Members Add
$7,326
$611
$306
$282
$141

   

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