Do I Qualify?
WIC is available to limited income:
- Pregnant women
- Women who are breastfeeding a baby under 1 year of age
- Women who have had a baby in the past 6 months
- Parents, step-parents, guardians, and foster parents of infants and children under the age of 5 can apply for their children
What about fathers?
Dads of children under the age of 5 are encouraged to enroll their children in the WIC program. Parents and guardians may bring their children to appointments, attend nutrition classes, and receive and redeem benefits for their children. Dads help keep WIC children healthy!
- Meet the income guidelines. Households with incomes at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty income level are eligible to apply. WIC determines income based on gross income. WIC counts all of the members of a household, related or unrelated. WIC counts an unborn baby as a household member. See the Income Eligibility Guidelines.
- Be at nutritional risk. WIC clients receive an initial health and diet screening at a WIC clinic to determine nutritional risk.
- Live in Contra Costa County. WIC clients usually receive services in the county where they live. If you live outside of Contra Costa County, find a WIC office in your area. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement for eligibility.
- Clients must apply in person except in limited cases.