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WIC is open to many incomes and families. If you are on Medicaid, TANF or SNAP you may meet the income eligibility guidelines for WIC.

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How to get started with WIC

Find a WIC Office near you or call 800-942-3678.

WIC is open to many incomes and families. If you are on Medicaid, TANF, or SNAP you meet the income eligibility guidelines for WIC. If you don’t qualify for these programs, you may still qualify for WIC by meeting the income guidelines for your household. 

WIC Benefits are for:

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women
  • Women who had a baby within the last six months
  • Infants
  • Children up to their 5th birthday
WIC is open to many incomes and families.
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Find a WIC Office near you or call 800-942-3678. 

Texas WIC Income Guidelines

Number of Household Members* Gross Monthly Household Income**
1 $0 up to $1,872
2 $0 up to $2,538
3 $0 up to $3,204
4 $0 up to $3,870
5 $0 up to $4,536
6 $0 up to $5,202

*A pregnant woman’s household is increased by the number of infants she is expecting. For more than six household members, or if you have any income questions, call your local WIC clinic.

** Income can also be determined on a weekly or biweekly basis.

Apply FAQs: Answers to common questions about applying for WIC

  • plus sign minus sign How do I apply for WIC?

    Visit your local WIC office to schedule an appointment or call 800-942-3678. Click here to find a WIC office near you.

  • plus sign minus sign Who can apply for WIC ?
    • Pregnant women
    • Breastfeeding women
    • Women who had a baby within the last six months
    • Parents, step-parents, guardians, and foster parents of infants and children who are younger than 5.
  • plus sign minus sign How do I know I am eligible?

    If you are on Medicaid, TANF, or SNAP, you meet the income eligibility guidelines for WIC. If you don’t qualify for these programs, you may still qualify for WIC by meeting the income guidelines for your household.

    You must live in Texas. You do not have to be a U.S. citizen to be part of the WIC program. Apply in person to learn if you are eligible. Click here to find a WIC office near you and make an appointment.

    Your WIC appointment includes a visit with a nutrition expert to help determine your eligibility. WIC will measure, weigh and check the iron level of each family member applying for WIC and answer any questions you may have about health and nutrition.

  • plus sign minus sign How long can I stay on WIC?

    If you meet the income and nutrition requirements:

    • Infants and children can stay on WIC until they turn 5.
    • Women who are pregnant receive WIC food benefits until the end of their pregnancy.
    • Women who are fully or partially breastfeeding receive WIC food benefits until their baby is 1-year-old.
    • Women who are mostly or only formula feeding receive WIC food benefits until their baby is 6-months-old.
  • plus sign minus sign What about fathers?

    Fathers of infants and children younger than 5 can enroll their children in the WIC program. Just like any other parent or guardian, fathers can bring their children to appointments, attend nutrition classes and get benefits for their children. 

  • plus sign minus sign Who provides the services?

    Many organizations offer WIC services such as local health departments, county and city agencies, migrant health centers, community action agencies, and hospitals.

  • plus sign minus sign Will I be able to use my Texas WIC card in another state?

    ​No, the Texas WIC card can only be used in Texas.

  • plus sign minus sign What should I do if I move from Texas to another state?

    Before you move, ask your Texas WIC clinic for a Verification of Certification form to take to your new state. You will need to make an appointment at the WIC office in your new state to have benefits issued.

  • plus sign minus sign What should I do if I moved to Texas from another state?

    Contact the local WIC clinic in your area to tell them you want to transfer your WIC benefits from another state. If you do not know the nearest WIC clinic in your area, call 800-942-3678 for assistance.

  • plus sign minus sign What should I do if I move to a new address?

    If you are in the same part of town, contact your WIC office and let them know your new address. If you move to another town or a different part of town, call the closest WIC clinic and request a transfer of your records. It may take up to four business days for the new clinic to receive your information.

  • plus sign minus sign What if I have other questions?

    Call 800-942-3678 and press “0” to speak with a customer service representative.