Alabama WIC Application Information
How to Apply for WIC
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The Alabama Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, commonly referred to as the "Alabama WIC", is a program that focuses on the provision of supplemental foods, nutrition education, healthcare referrals, and other social services to women, infants and children in the state of Alabama.
The Alabama WIC program targets a particular group of women, infants and children these are low income:
- Pregnant women (or six weeks after the delivery of an infant)
- Breastfeeding women (Up to the infants first birthday)
- Postpartum women
In order to qualify for the Alabama WIC program, you need to meet a set of eligibility requirements. These eligibility requirements are mainly categorical, Income and residential in nature. If you meet the basic Alabama WIC eligibility requirements, you should proceed to apply for the program.
You can apply for the Alabama WIC program by contacting your nearest Alabama WIC clinic in order to schedule an appointment for an interview. During the appointment you will be subjected to a health examination and will be interviewed by an Alabama WIC staff. Upon successful completion of the application process you will start enjoying the benefits of the program which include:
- Free supplemental foods
- Free nutrition education
- Free healthcare referrals
- Breast feeding support
- Free immunization services to children and infants
- Free health screening
The Alabama WIC benefits cannot be used to purchase alcoholic drinks, pet foods, tobacco products and other items which are not specified in the Alabama WIC list of products. A list of approved foods is available by clicking here to view the official brochure.
In order to qualify for the Alabama WIC program, you must belong to one of the three categories of Women, Infants and Children. Additionally you need to meet the individual categorical eligibility requirements outlined below:
In order to qualify for the Alabama WIC program, women need to be:
- Undergoing pregnancy or within 6 weeks after the delivery of an infant
- Breastfeeding up to the infant's first birthday
They should be less than one year of age
Children should be under six years old.
Income Eligibility Requirements
Applicants to the Alabama WIC program need to meet a specified set of income eligibility requirements. These income eligibility requirements are based on the gross household income and the household size with some exemptions for elderly and disabled applicants. Details for the Alabama WIC income eligibility requirements, can be found by clicking here.
Residential Eligibility Requirements
Applicants to the Alabama WIC program must be residents of the state of Alabama. They should also be US nationals or registered legal aliens.
Proof of Nutritional Risk
Applicants to the Alabama WIC program should be examined by a healthcare professional and proven to be nutritionally at risk. You can be examined for free at your local Alabama WIC clinic which can be located by clicking this link.
WIC Application Instructions
Applying for the Alabama WIC program is an easy and convenient process. All you need to do is call your local county office available on this link: Alabama WIC local county offices. You should then proceed to schedule an interview appointment with a program representative.
Before going for the Alabama WIC interview appointment you should carry the following documents:
- Proof of residency (this is simply a document that indicates your street address)
- Identity document such as driver's license
- Proof of income such as a recent bank statement
During the appointment you will be tested for nutritional risk, and an Alabama WIC representative will ask you questions aimed at establishing your eligibility to the program. Upon successful completion of the process, you will start enjoying the benefits of the program.
You can obtain more information on the Alabama WIC program by calling the following number: 1-888-942-4673