WIC Application Instructions

Applying for WIC in Rhode Island is easy. All you have to do is to follow these simple steps.

Call a WIC clinic near you

Start by calling a WIC clinic near you. You can get phone number for WIC clinics in Rhode Island using this clicking here. You will also find address of all WIC clinics operating Rhode Island on the same page.

Reach WIC clinic at scheduled appointment

Once you have called and gathered your date of appointment, go to WIC clinic for screening. If you've applied WIC benefits for your child, don't forget to take him or her along. WIC officials will screen your child for iron and growth development to determine amount of benefits.

Once you have been interviewed and screened, you will start receiving benefits immediately. If you qualify for other health and social services programs, WIC representatives will guide you for that as well. If you are breastfeeding mother and need help with that, WIC will provide services as well as equipment to help you.

Eligibility Requirements

Rhode Island WIC requires applicants to be among the following categories to be considered for benefits:

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding mothers
  • Postpartum women
  • Infants under the age of 1 year
  • Children under the age of 5 years

Those who fall within these categories, will have to meet general requirements for Rhode Island WIC to start receiving benefits:

  • Applicant must be a U.S citizen or a qualified alien
  • Applicant must be a resident of Rhode Island
  • Applicant must be on a nutrition risk as determined by a qualified health professional
  • Applicant's household income and resources should be below the limit set by Rhode Island WIC

Rhode Island WIC requires applicants' household income to be within income limits defined below according to the size of household.

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

If your household has more than eight people, then you can add $7,326 for each additional person.

For the purpose of Rhode Island WIC, a household is a unit of people where people live together, buy food together and prepare meals together. They don't have to be relatives to be considered one household unit.