Office of Nutrition Services
350 Capitol Street • Room 519 • Charleston, WV 25301-3715
phone: 304-558-0030 • fax: 304-558-1541

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), a person must meet three criteria. The criteria are:

1. Category

  • Pregnant women
  • Women who are breastfeeding an infant (under one year of age)
  • Postpartum women to the sixth month after delivery
  • Children from birth to five years of age

2. Income

Income eligibility requires that a household have gross income at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level. Click here for the complete income guideline chart.

3. Nutrition Risk

Nutrition risk is any medical or health problem which can be corrected or lessened by proper amounts and types of food intake. Examples of nutrition risk are:

  • Low iron levels
  • Insufficient growth, i.e. low weight for age, low weight for height
  • Premature delivery
  • Inadequate dietary intake (types or amounts of food)
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