Kansas WIC Application Information

Kansas WIC serves as the first line of defense against malnutrition for women, children and infants living in Kansas. Kansas WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) program provides nutritional food and education to the qualified residents to ensure that those at nutrition risk can afford to consume healthy food and attain healthy growth. The program is available for all pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants up to age of 1, and children under the age of 5, as long as they are determined to be on health risk by a qualified health professional.

Kansas WIC program provides nutritional education in addition to nutritional food assistance. The program supports breastfeeding women and provides them number of additional services such as healthy food and education. The program also provides similar benefits to pregnant and postpartum women. Infants up to their first birthday and children up to their fifth birthday also receive number of benefits through the program including supply of nutritional food, milk and support for healthy eating.

In addition to these benefits, the WIC program also provides referrals to other services that can help the entire family.

Once an individual is accepted in Kansas WIC program, he or she will receive checks that can be used to buy food at approved stores. There are over 300 approved stores throughout the state. Beneficiaries are only allowed to buy WIC approved foods using the checks they receive. Kansas WIC allows to buy iron-fortified milk, soymilk, bread, regular milk, whole grain, eggs, cereals, peanut butter, fruits and vegetables. Here is a complete list of permitted foods and recommended brands: www.kansaswic.org/download/WICClientBrochure_English.pdf.

In order to enroll in WIC program, eligible residents will have to contact their local WIC office in Kansas. The office will provide a list of documents that one needs to bring to the scheduled meeting.

Eligibility Requirements

Kansas WIC program is only available to:

  • U.S citizens or qualified aliens
  • Residents of Kansas

In order to receive Kansas WIC benefits, one has to meet the categorical requirements.

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

Those meeting the categorical requirements will have to pass income eligibility test before they can start receiving benefits through WIC program.

Income Eligibility

The program requires applicants to meet 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The annual income limit according to household/economic unit size is:

Number of Household Members 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
More than 8 $7,326 per each additional family member

You can check the complete income chart, with monthly income limits as well, at this link.

WIC Application Instructions

In order to apply for Kansas WIC, one has to contact local WIC office. To find directions and contact information for your local WIC office, use this link: www.kansaswic.org/families/WIC_county_map.

Here is a link to the benefits portal for food stamps: www.ifcem.com/HCSSRequest/en_US/

When you visit your local Kansas WIC office, you have to make sure that you bring the following with you:

  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of your residence
  • Proof of your household income

If you visit WIC office without these documents, your application will not be processed. You will have to schedule another meeting and take full documents that time. For quick approval for Kansas WIC, make sure that you're talking to WIC program and learning what documents to take with you.