Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines

Last Modified: 07/01/2014

On March 5, 2014, a Notice announcing revised WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines was published in the Federal Register. The adjusted income eligibility guidelines are used by State agencies in determining the income eligibility of persons applying to participate in the WIC Program. WIC State agencies must implement the new guidelines not later than July 1, 2014. WIC State agencies may implement the revised income guidelines at the same time States implement revised income eligibility guidelines for the Medicaid Program. On January 22, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published its annual update of the poverty guidelines (79 FR 3593). The HHS guidelines are used by a number of Federal programs, including WIC and the Medicaid Program, as the basis for determining and updating program income eligibility limits.

To be eligible on the basis of income, applicants' gross income (i.e. before taxes are withheld) must fall at or below 185 percent of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines.  

WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines
(Effective from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015)
 

2014-2015

48 Contiguous States, D.C., Guam and Territories

Persons in Family or Household Size

Annual

Monthly

Twice-Monthly

Bi-Weekly

Weekly

1 $21,590 $1,800 $900 $831 $416
2 29,101 2,426 1,213 1,120 560
3 36,612 3,051 1,526 1,409 705
4 44,123 3,677 1,839 1,698 849
5 51,634 4,303 2,152 1,986 993
6 59,145 4,929 2,465 2,275 1,138
7 66,656 5,555 2,778 2,564 1,282
8 74,167 6,181 3,091 2,853 1,427
Each Add'l Member Add +$7,511 +626 +313 +289 +145

Alaska

Persons in Family or Household Size

Annual

Monthly

Twice-Monthly

Bi-Weekly

Weekly

1 $26,973 $2,248 $1,124 $1,038 $519
2 36,371 3,031 1,516 1,399 700
3 45,769 3,815 1,908 1,761 881
4 55,167 4,598 2,299 2,122 1,061
5 64,565 5,381 2,691 2,484 1,242
6 73,963 6,164 3,082 2,845 1,423
7 83,361 6,947 3,474 3,207 1,604
8 92,759 7,730 3,865 3,568 1,784
Each Add'l Member Add +9,398 +784 +392 +362 +181

Hawaii

Persons in Family or Household

Annual

Monthly

Twice-Monthly

Bi-Weekly

Weekly

1 $24,827 $2,069 $1,035 $955 $478
2 33,467 2,789 1,395 1,288 644
3 42,106 3,509 1,755 1,620 810
4 50,746 4,229 2,115 1,952 976
5 59,385 4,949 2,475 2,285 1,143
6 68,025 5,669 2,835 2,617 1,309
7 76,664 6,389 3,195 2,949 1,475
8 85,204 7,109 3,555 3,281 1,641
Each Add'l Member Add +8,640 +720 +360 +333 +167

Click here to see the WIC income eligibility guidelines for July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014

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