Who is Eligible to Participate in the WIC Program?
Low- to - moderate income:
✓ Pregnant women
✓ Breastfeeding women for up to one year after delivery
✓ Non-breastfeeding women for up to six months after the termination of pregnancy
✓ Infants and children up to age 5
✓ Guardian who is the sole provider of children under age five
✓ Fathers, grandparents or guardian can also bring their children to apply for WIC.
WIC services are available to anyone who lives in the California and meets the program guidelines regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability. Families can receive help from WIC no matter what the immigration status is. Undocumented immigrants can receive WIC as long as they live in California.
Participants must meet WIC income guidelines:
WIC Eligibility Assessment Calculator
Find out if you are eligible by using the WIC Eligibility Assessment Calculator above. It can also be found on the WIC Mobile Website. Number of persons in the family, including the unborn children should be counted in family total. The WIC Income Guidelines can also be referenced.
For example: Pregnant woman with a single unborn child are counted as two (2) in the family.
Pregnant woman with two unborn children (twins) are counted as three (3).
You may still be eligible for WIC, even if you were turned down by other programs. If you or another family member is receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) you're automatically income eligible for WIC. If you're receiving Medi-Cal, Food Stamps, and/or FDPIR you automatically meet the WIC income requirements regardless of actual gross income.