WIC Application Instructions


To apply for Iowa WIC program, you will have to make an appointment with your local WIC program. You can make an appointment through phone or by visiting the office in person. You can find phone number of WIC program near you using this link: www.idph.state.ia.us/webmap/

On your first visit to the office, you will need to make sure that you are carrying your proof of Iowa residence, proof of identity, and proof of income with you. The office will determine your eligibility after watching your documents.


Eligibility Requirements

In order to receive WIC program benefits, one has to meet program eligibility criteria. The following persons are eligible for WIC program:

  • Infants and children up to five years of age
  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women
  • Postpartum women

For all the people in these categories, they also have to be considered a nutritional risk as determined by a health professional.

Income Eligibility

The following table shows the income eligibility limits according to the household size.

Household Size Annual Income Limit
1 $20,665
2 $27,991
3 $35,317
4 $42,643
5 $49,969
6 $57,295
7 $64,621
8 $71,947

For household with more people, add $7,326 for each additional person.

You can inquire more about eligibility from the Family and Social Services Administration website: www.in.gov/fssa.htm.

Automatic Income Eligibility

For households where one or more members receive SNAP, Medicaid, TANF, or benefits from certain other programs are automatically income eligible for Iowa WIC program.