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Minnesota Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Food/Nutrition > Minnesota Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

 

Program Description:

The Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides supplemental foods, nutrition education and referrals to health care, at no cost, to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five who are determined to be at nutritional risk. To be fully eligible for the WIC Program, applicants must be determined by a health professional, at no cost, to be at nutritional risk (i.e., have certain medical-based or diet-based risk conditions).

 

General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Minnesota, pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum woman, infant or child up to five years of age and: (1) are individually determined by a health professional to be at nutrition risk; and, (2) meet an income standard, or are determined automatically income eligible. A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Food Stamp Program, Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.

 

Status

Active

 

Loan Terms:

Not Applicable

 

Application Process:

To apply, visit:
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fh/wic/index.html

and click under "Am I eligible for WIC?" on the home page to be guided through the eligibility screening.

 

Program Contact Information:

For more information on Minnesota WIC, please visit the Minnesota Department of Health (DoH) at:
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fh/wic/index.html

Please see the following website for the income standard or maximum income limit for WIC eligibility:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/howtoapply/incomeguidelines.htm

If you have questions about the WIC program you can also call the Minnesota DoH at:
1-800-942-4030

 

Managing Agency:

Minnesota
http://www.state.mn.us




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