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Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

What is WIC?

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children is a nutrition education program that teaches families how to make healthy nutrition choices for their family.

What you get with WIC

  • Answers to your nutrition questions
  • Breastfeeding help and breast pumps for moms who need them
  • Help getting other services
  • Information on how to feed your child, prenatal care, breastfeeding, and much more
  • Vouchers to buy foods that help keep you healthy and strong
    • Milk
    • Cheese
    • Eggs
    • Dry beans, peas, and lentils
    • Fruits & Vegetables, fresh or frozen
    • Whole grain bread, corn tortillas, or brown rice
    • Peanut butter
    • Cereal
    • Infant foods
    • Infant cereal
    • Canned tuna or salmon (for breastfeeding women)
  • Extra foods for moms who are breastfeeding and who don’t get formula on WIC
  • Infant formula for moms who are not breastfeeding 

You are eligible if you:

  • Live in Oregon
  • Are a pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding woman, an infant or a child under 5 years old (Fathers, grandparents, foster parents, or other guardians may apply for WIC for their children)
  • Have a nutritional need
  • Have a household income that is less than or equal to the income guidelines below

TOTAL INCOME GUIDELINES

Household Size

Annual Income

Monthly Income

Weekly Income

1 person (s)

$20,036

$1,670

$386

2

26,955

2,247

519

3

33,874

2,823

652

4

40,793

3,400

785

5

47,712

3,976

918

6

54,631

4,553

1,051

7

61,550

5,130

1,184

8

68,469

5,706

1,317

Each additional household member add:

+$6,919

+ $577

+ $134

Effective through March 2010.

For current income guidelines, go to: www.oregon.gov/dhs/ph/wic 

Household: means a person or group of people, related or not, who usually live together and whose income and consumption of goods and services are related.  In determining the size of household for a pregnant WIC applicant, count each fetus as an additional household member.

Income: means gross income, including overtime, before deductions.  The determination of the amount of a household’s gross income shall not be considered reduced for any reason (e.g. financial hardships, medical bills, child support). 

You are income-eligible for WIC if you get TANF, food stamps, or the Oregon Health Plan.

WIC is an equal opportunity program and employer.