Indiana WIC Application Information
How to Apply for WIC
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Indiana WIC program is Indiana's special supplemental program to ensure supply of nutritious food and nutrition education to the low-income residents of Indiana who are facing nutrition risk. Since such residents can't afford to buy nutritious food and they lack understanding of nutrients and their connection with development, Indiana WIC leads the way for them. The program promotes healthy eating through supply of nutritious foods and encourages healthy lifestyle through nutrition education.
Indiana WIC provides all its benefits to pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women. The program also provides benefits to infants under the age of 1 year and children under the age of 5 years. Breastfeeding women receive additional food supplies. Indiana WIC actively supports breastfeeding since it is nature's best diet for infants. Mother's milk contains all the necessary nutrients that an infant needs. It makes children strong and helps them maintain healthy growth. It also makes mother strong and doesn't cost anything like formula. The program provides equipment necessary for various breastfeeding issues. It also helps pregnant and postpartum women understand the importance of breastfeeding through one-on-one support and counseling.
The Indiana WIC program also provides referrals for other health care and social services including Medicaid, TANF, Head Start, Local Drug Treatment Centers, immunizations, SNAP etc. Recipients will be provided referrals according to their medical and nutrition status.
You will receive your WIC benefits through checks and vouchers. The check will be issued in participant's name but if someone else needs to use it to buy food for participants (in case of disability etc), local WIC clinic will make necessary changes. Indiana WIC participants can use their check to buy food from designated WIC clinic. Authorized foods include fruits, vegetables, juices, bread, cereals, eggs, meat, poultry, fish, beans, milk, soy-based beverages, and many other nutritious foods. You can check a complete list of authorized foods here by clicking here.
It is important that all WIC participants in Indiana pick their check on time. In case of delay, benefits for that month will be cut short. When using your WIC check, make sure that you note ounces on packing so that you don't buy more than what's allowed in your check. In case of a lost check, contact your local WIC clinic.
Indiana WIC requires applicants to meet certain eligibility criteria before they can start receiving WIC benefits. The program only targets:
- Women (pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding)
- Infants up to age of 1 year
- Children up to age of 5 years
Applicants falling to the above-mentioned categories will have to meet following requirements
- Must be living in Indiana
- Have household income within income guidelines
- Facing nutrition risk (medical or health risk)
Income Eligibility Requirements
In order to meet income eligibility, applicants will have to have their household income (before deductions) within the following limits
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If you've more people in the household, add $7,326 for each additional person. A pregnant woman will be considered as two persons for counting size of household.
Those already receiving Medicaid, TANF or SNAP benefits will automatically qualify for Indiana WIC.
WIC Application Instructions
To apply for Indiana WIC, you will have to call your nearest WIC clinic. You can find contact information for your nearest WIC clinic using the map available by clicking here.
When you call and get an appointment, make sure you ask what documents to take with you. Usually, you will have to take your income proof, residence proof, and identity proof with you.