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WIC Benefits in Texas

This article contains information excerpted from the Texas WIC. Click here to read the entire article. 

How Do I Apply for WIC?

To apply for participation in the WIC Program, you can call or walk into your local WIC clinic to schedule an appointment. Call 1-800-942-3678 to locate a WIC clinic near you.

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Who Can Apply for WIC?

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women
  • Women who had a baby within the last six months
  • Parents, step-parents, guardians, and foster parents of infants and children up to their 5th birthday

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What Are The Eligibility Requirements?

  • You need to apply in person.
  • You need to meet income guidelines. WIC determines income based on gross income. We count all members of your household, related or not related to you. We also count your unborn baby as part of your household. If you bring proof of participation in Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) no other documents are needed. If you participate in one of these programs, you may already be eligible for WIC. Even if you don't qualify for one of these programs, you may still be eligible for WIC.
  • You need to have a health and nutrition checkup at your WIC appointment. WIC will measure, weigh, and check the iron level of each family member applying for WIC. This helps us write a "nutrition prescription" for a monthly food package that best fits you or your family.
  • You need to live in Texas. WIC provides services in every county and U.S. citizenship is not a requirement for eligibility.

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How Long Can I Stay On WIC?

If you meet the income and nutrition requirements:

  • Infants and children can stay on WIC up to their 5th birthday.
  • Women who are pregnant receive WIC food benefits until the end of their pregnancy.
  • Women who are exclusively or mostly breastfeeding receive WIC food benefits until their baby is 1 year old.
  • Women who are mostly or only-formula feeding receive WIC food benefits until their baby is 6 months old.

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