> Illinois Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
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 Illinois, 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.
Use the DHS Office Locator to find your local Women, Infants and Children office. Make an appointment and find out what papers or documents you need to bring with you. At your appointment, WIC staff will check to see if you and your family qualify.
Program Contact Information:
For more information on Illinois WIC, please visit the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS):
Please see the following website for the income standard or maximum income limit for WIC eligibility:
If you have questions about the WIC program call the Illinois DHS toll-free at:
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