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, 2016 - June 30, 2017

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

WIC Income Eligibility Table

1 $423 $846 $1,832 21,978
2 570 1,140 2,470 29,637
3 718 1,435 3,108 37,296
4 865 1,730 3,747 44,955
5 1,012 2,024 4,385 52,614
6 1,160 2,319 5,023 60,273
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: July 1, 2016