Eligibility for WIC

To qualify for WIC program, individuals must meet categorical, residential, and financial requirements.

Categorical

Applicants for the NYS WIC Program must be:

  • A pregnant woman;
  • An infant or child up to 5 years old;
  • A mother of an infant up to 6 months old; or
  • A breastfeeding mother with an infant up to 12 months old.

Residential

Applicants must be a resident of New York State.

Financial

Applicants must meet income eligibility guidelines (see table below) or receive Medicaid, SNAP (Food Stamps), or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families).

2016-2017 Federal Income Guidelines

Effective through June 30, 2017.

Gross Income
Household SizeAnnualMonthlyTwice-MonthlyBi-WeeklyWeekly
1$21,978$1,832$916$846$423
2$29,637$2,470$1,235$1,140$570
3$ 37,296$3,108$1,554$1,435$718
4$44,955$3,747$1,874$1,730$865
5$52,614$4,385$2,193$2,024$1,012
6$60,273$5,023$2,512$2,319$1,160
7$67,951$5,663$2,832$2,614$1,307
8$75,647$6,304$3,152$2,910$1,455
For each additional
member, add:
+$7,696+$642+$321+$296+$148

Setup an appointment

Contact the Cattaraugus County WIC Program

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