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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, 2014 June 30, 2015

WIC Income Eligibility Table
Family Size Weekly Income Bi-weekly Income Monthly Income Annual Income
1 $416 $831 $1,800 21,590
2 560 1,120 2,426 29,101
3 705 1,409 3,051 36,612
4 849 1,698 3,677 44,123
5 993 1,986 4,303 51,634
6 1,138 2,275 4,929 59,145
7 1,282 2,564 5,555 66,656
8 1,427 2,853 6,181 74,167
Additional +145 +289 +626 +7,511

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:  July 01, 2014