WIC Application Instructions

To apply for Connecticut WIC, find a WIC office near you. Please use this link to locate an office in your area: http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/wic/carols_stuff/Local_Agency_list_9_12.pdf

When applying, you will have to make sure that you've checked the eligibility criteria. Ask the office for all the documents you need to bring in order to prove your eligibility at the interview. In case you fail to bring the documents, you may have to re-schedule an appointment with the WIC office.

Eligibility Requirements

The Connecticut WIC program requires applicants to meet certain eligibility criteria before they can receive any benefits. The following persons residing in Connecticut are eligible for Connecticut WIC:

  • Infants before their first birthday
  • Children for up to age five
  • Breastfeeding women up to one year after child's birth
  • Non-breastfeeding postpartum women for up to six months after birth of a child, or at the time pregnancy ends
  • Pregnant women during pregnancy period, and six months after their pregnancy ends

Applicants will have to meet the following eligibility requirements in order to receive WIC benefits in Connecticut:

  • Must be a US citizen or a qualified alien
  • Must be a resident of state of Connecticut
  • Must meet income limits set for the program
  • Must be at nutritional risk as determined by a qualified health professional

Income Eligibility

Income eligibility limits are set based on Federal Poverty Guidelines. Individuals looking to take WIC benefits will have to meet income eligibility. However, families or individuals receiving Food Stamps, Medicaid and Temporary Family Assistance won't have to proof their income. They are automatically income-eligible for Connecticut WIC program.

The income limits for Connecticut WIC program are set at 185% of the federal poverty income limit. Depending on the number of people in the households, the maximum gross and net income allowed for the program varies. An unborn is count as a member of the household for the purpose of the program. Here is complete chart listing number of people in the household against income limits for the program: www.ct.gov/income/.pdf