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, 2015 - June 30, 2016

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

WIC Income Eligibility Table

1 $419 $838 $1,815 21,775
2 567 1,134 2,456 29,471
3 715 1,430 3,098 37,167
4 863 1,726 3,739 44,863
5 1,011 2,022 4,380 52,559
6 1,159 2,318 5,022 60,255
7 1,307 2,614 5,663 67,951
8 1,455 2,910 6,304 75,647
Additional +148 +296 +642 +7,696

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 30, 2015