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

Income Statement for Employer (F-40076) English (PDF, 18 KB), Spanish (PDF, 93 KB)

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

July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018

Family Size Weekly Income Bi-weekly Income Monthly Income Annual Income

WIC Income Eligibility Table

1 $430 $859 $1,860 22,311
2 578 1,156 2,504 30,044
3 727 1,453 3,149 37,777
4 876 1,751 3,793 45,510
5 1,024 2,048 4,437 53,243
6 1,173 2,346 5,082 60,976
7 1,322 2,643 5,726 68,709
8 1,471 2,941 6,371 76,442
Additional +149 +298 +645 +7,733

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.

Last Revised: June 29, 2017