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What is WIC?

WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. It is a health & nutrition program that offers participants food vouchers for nutritious food, including fruits, vegetables, dairy, eggs, fish, grains (bread, cereal, rice, tortillas), and beans. Families with babies can receive vouchers for baby formula and for baby food.

Who is eligible for WIC?

Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who had a baby in the last six months, and children under age 5. Foster parents, fathers and grandparents can receive WIC for children under age 5 in their care. WIC does not require proof of citizenship or immigration status.

Anyone who participates in SNAP (food stamps), MA (Medicaid), or TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families, or cash assistance) is automatically income-eligible for WIC. If you participate in one of those programs, you do not need income verification to be eligible for WIC.

Even if you do not receive SNAP, MA or TANF you might be eligible for WIC. The 2018 monthly income limits are approximately:

Household Size

Monthly income limit (approx.)


$ 1,871


$ 2,537


$ 3,203


$ 3,869

For each additional person add:

$ 666

You can pre-apply online for WIC, and then you will need to have an appointment at one of WIC’s eleven locations in Philadelphia. 

If you have been denied WIC or if you have a problem with your WIC benefits, visit Community Legal Services.

How to get help:

Walk-in Intake

Community Legal Services
North Philadelphia Law Center

1410 West Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:00 am -12 pm