WIC Eligibility

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WIC Eligibility

WIC can help women (pregnant, postpartum, and breast feeding), infants (under 1 year of age) and children less than 5 years of age. Once the child turns 5 years old, they are no longer eligible to receive WIC benefits.

Certain criteria and guidelines must be met for WIC eligibility. In order to be eligible all three qualifications must be met.

  • Live in Virginia
  • Meet income guidelines (this is based on family size and gross income. See below)
  • Have a nutritional risk (this is determined at your local WIC clinic).

For questions about income: Email norfolkwic@vdh.virginia.gov

WIC Eligibility & Income Guide

Effective Dates: June 7, 2021 to June 30, 2022

Economic UnitAnnualMonthlyTwice-MonthlyBi-WeeklyWeekly
1$23,828$1,986$993$917$459
2$32,227$2,686$1,343$1,240$620
3$40,626$3,386$1,693$1,563$782
4$49,025$4,086$2,043$1,886$943
5$57,424$4,786$2,393$2,209$1,105
6$65,823$5,486$2,743$2,532$1,266
7$74,222$6,186$3,093$2,855$1,428
8$82,621$6,886$3,443$3,178$1,589
9$91,020$7,585$3,793$3,501$1,751
10$99,419$8,285$4,143$3,824$1,912
11$107,818$8,985$4,493$4,147$2,074
12$116,217$9,685$4,843$4,470$2,235
13$124,616$10,385$5,193$4,793$2,397
14$133,015$11,085$5,543$5,116$2,558
15$141,414$11,785$5,893$5,439$2,720
16$149,813$12,485$6,243$5,763$2,882
Each Additional Member Add+$8,399+$700+$350+$324$162


WIC Medical Referral 

For faster service, ask your physician or healthcare provider to complete a WIC Referral form with the current height, weight and hemoglobin or hematocrit (blood work) for each participant. It is important to remember that the height, weight and blood work on your WIC referral form cannot be over 60 days old. 

Bring your completed WIC Referral form and proof of income to your scheduled WIC clinic visit.  

Click Here for the Medical Referral Form 

WIC Special Formula Form (WIC 395)

Click Herefor the WIC 395 Special Formula Form 


USDA nondiscrimination statement:  

http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/wic/usda-nondiscrimination-statement/