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WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines 2013-2014

On March 22, 2013, a Notice announcing revised WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines was published in the Federal Register; a corrected notice was published March 29, 2013. 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, 2013. 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 24, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published its annual update of the poverty guidelines (78 FR 16). 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.  The guidelines for WIC are shown below.

Click here if you are looking for WIC income eligibility guidelines for July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.

WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines
(Effective from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014)

 

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

Persons in Family or Household Size

Annual

Monthly

Twice-Monthly

Bi-Weekly

Weekly

1 $21,257 $1,772 $886 $818 $409
2 28,694 2,392 1,196 1,104 552
3 36,131 3,011 1,506 1,390 695
4 43,568 3,631 1,816 1,676 838
5 51,005 4,251 2,126 1,962 981
6 58,442 4,871 2,436 2,248 1,124
7 65,879 5,490 2,745 2,534 1,267
8 73,316 6,110 3,055 2,820 1,410
Each Add'l Member Add +$7,437 +620 +310 +287 +144

Alaska

Persons in Family or Household Size

Annual

Monthly

Twice-Monthly

Bi-Weekly

Weekly

1 $26,548 $2,213 $1,107 $1,022 $511
2 35,853 2,988 1,494 1,379 690
3 45,159 3,764 1,882 1,737 869
4 54,464 4,539 2,270 2,095 1,048
5 63,770 5,315 2,658 2,453 1,227
6 73,075 6,090 3,045 2,811 1,406
7 82,381 6,866 3,433 3,169 1,585
8 91,686 7,641 3,821 3,527 1,764
Each Add'l Member Add +9,306 +776 +388 +358 +179

Hawaii

Persons in Family or Household

Annual

Monthly

Twice-Monthly

Bi-Weekly

Weekly

1 $24,476 $2,040 $1,020 $942 $471
2 33,023 2,752 1,376 1,271 636
3 41,570 3,465 1,733 1,599 800
4 50,117 4,177 2,089 1,928 964
5 58,664 4,889 2,445 2,257 1,129
6 67,211 5,601 2,801 2,586 1,293
7 75,758 6,314 3,157 2,914 1,457
8 84,305 7,026 3,513 3,243 1,622
Each Add'l Member Add +8,547 +713 +357 +329 +165

 


While most States use the maximum guidelines, States may set lower income limit standards. A person or certain family members who participate in other benefits programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicaid, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families automatically meet the income eligibility requirement.
  
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