Introducing The 2011 WIC Income Guidelines

WIC income guidelines for 2011-2012 have changed! WIC will determine gross household income based on everyone living in a single home. Relatives, non-relatives, infants, and even unborn babies are included. If the household income is at or below 185% of the federal poverty income level, with all residents taken into consideration, they qualify for WIC!

Below is a simple chart of eligibility. These new guidelines went into effect July, 1st.

2011-2012 WIC INCOME GUIDELINES – Effective July 1, 2011
Gross income before taxes

Family SizeWeekly (Approximate)Monthly
(Approximate)
Annually
13871,67820,147
25232,26727,214
36592,85634,281
47953,44541,348
59314,03448,415
610674,62355,482
Expected babies are counted in family size.

For each additional family member, add:

1365887,067

To apply for WIC, one must be either a pregnant woman, a woman breastfeeding a baby under one year of age, a woman who has had a baby in the past six months, or parents, step-parents, guardians, and foster parents of infants and children under the age of five.

Other qualifications include the need for proper nutrition guidance due to a medically-based risk or diet-based risk. Participants must also be Pennsylvania residents.

Visit our website for more details about the program!