Income Guidelines

The Women Infant Children (WIC) program services benefit pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to their fifth birthday. All applicants must meet income guidelines to participate. For eligibility purposes, the unborn child is counted as a member of the family.

What Counts as Income

The income guidelines are based on earned Gross Income, which includes:

  • Wages, Salary, Tips, Fees, Commissions
  • Net Farm or Rental Income or Loss (After Business Expenses)
  • Net Self-employed Income or Loss (Examples: Business, Child Care, Avon, Etc.)
  • Total Military Pay Less Cash Housing Allowance (Baq)
  • Child Support and/or Alimony Received
  • Tanf, Social Security, SSSI and Other Cash Public Assistance Payments
  • Unemployment, Workman's Compensation, Strike Benefits
  • Pension, Retirement, Veterans Payments
  • Interest, Dividends
  • Prizes and Other Cash Income
  • Cash Withdrawn from Savings, Trusts, Etc.
  • Regular Contributions from Anyone - Living in the Home or Not
  • Student Financial Aid Less Tuition Fees, Books and Transportation

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.