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

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

 

Program Description:

The WIC Program 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 5 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 Florida, pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum woman, infant or child up to 5 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 for WIC, you need to contact a local WIC office. Find the local phone number in the list or call 1-800-342-3556 and the operator will provide you with the local phone number. There is also a list of Florida's County Health Department's websites.

The local WIC office will give you a date and time for a WIC certification visit. At this visit, the household income and the medical/nutrition status of each applicant will be reviewed. On that day, you will find out if you and your children are eligible for WIC.

 

Program Contact Information:

For more information on Florida WIC, please visit the Florida Department of Health at:
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/family/wic/

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 call the Florida Family Services office at:
850-245-4202

 

Managing Agency:

Florida
http://www.myflorida.com




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