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

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

 

Program Description:

The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is a special supplemental food program for women, infants, and children up to the age of five. All applicants must be income eligible and have a medical or nutritional risk. The WIC Program provides nutritious foods along with nutrition education and information on where to apply for free or low-cost health care or other needed services in the community. The WIC program of New York is administered by the New York Department of Health.

 

General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of New York, 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, set up an appointment at the WIC clinic closest to you:
http://www.health.state.ny.us/prevention/nutrition/wic/local_agencies....

 

Program Contact Information:

For more information on NY WIC, please visit the NY WIC website at:
http://www.nyhealth.gov/prevention/nutrition/

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

To apply for WIC of NY, call the Growing Up Healthy Hotline to locate the WIC local agency nearest to you at:
800-522-5006

 

Managing Agency:

New York
http://www.state.ny.us




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