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Wisconsin WIC Income Eligibility

WIC income eligibility is based on 185% of US Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines.

  • The WIC Program uses the same gross income criteria as free and reduced-price school lunches.   
  • Many working families qualify.  
  • Individuals who participate in other programs such as those listed below may automatically be income eligible. WIC staff will determine income eligibility during your appointment.
    • FoodShare
    • Medicaid 
    • BadgerCare Plus
    • Wisconsin Works Program (W-2)
    • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
    • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

For specific income levels by family size, consult the WIC income eligibility table below:


July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014

WIC Income Eligibility Table
Family Size Weekly Income Bi-weekly Income Monthly Income Annual Income
1 $409 $818 $1,772 21,257
2 552 1,104 2,392 28,694
3 695 1,390 3,011 36,131
4 838 1,676 3,631 43,568
5 981 1,962 4,251 51,005
6 1,124 2,248 4,871 58,442
7 1,267 2,534 5,490 65,879
8 1,410 2,820 6,110 73,316
Additional +144 +287 +620 +7,437

Based on 185% of the US Department of Health and Human Services Non-farm Income Poverty Guidelines for Gross Income (Before Deductions).

For more information about income eligibility, contact a local WIC Office.

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Revised:  December 18, 2013