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Indiana State Department of Health

WIC Home > Eligibility Requirements Eligibility Requirements

To become eligible for Indiana WIC benefits, an applicant must meet the following requirements as listed below in the WIC Income Guidelines (Brochure):

  • An applicant must be an Indiana resident.  The Indiana WIC Program currently works with approximately 150 non-profit clinics in all 92 counties to provide Indiana WIC services to applicants.
  • An applicant must be "categorically" eligible.  The Indiana WIC Program serves:

    • Pregnant Women
    • Breastfeeding Women (up to baby's 1st birthday)
    • Non-Breastfeeding Postpartum Women (up to 6 months)
    • Infants (up to their 1st birthday)
    • Children (up to their 5th birthday)

  • An applicant must be "at nutritional risk."  The specific criteria and parameters that indicate risk are determined by a health and dietary assessment performed by a health professional at the time of certification.
  • An applicant must be "income" eligible.  Families receiving Medicaid, Food Stamps, and TANF are income eligible for the Indiana WIC Program.  If you are not a member of these other programs, check the income chart below to see if your family might qualify.

    2015 WIC Income Guidelines (effective March 31, 2015)


    Annual income up to $ (total before deductions)

    Monthly income up to $ (total before deductions)

    Weekly income up to $ (total before deductions)

































    Each additional family member, add

    + $7,696

    + $642

    + $148

    If you are pregnant, count yourself as two (2).

    For households with more than 8 members, add  $7,696 annual income for each additional member.

    *Household means a group of people (related or not) who are living as one economic unit.

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