In order to participate in the Nevada WIC Program, the following requirements need to be met
CATEGORICAL – A person must be one of the following:
- Pregnant woman
- Breastfeeding woman (up to one year after the delivery of baby)
- Postpartum woman who is not breastfeeding (up to 6 months after the delivery of baby)
- Child up to 5 years of age
NOTE: Fathers of children under the age of 5 are encouraged to 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 receive and redeem benefits for their children. Active participation by fathers is a great help in keeping WIC children healthy.
RESIDENCY: Participants in the Nevada WIC program must live in Nevada and be able to provide proof of residency.
NUTRITION RISK: Have a risk identified through a medical/nutritional screening.
INCOME: The income guidelines for WIC are considerably higher than for other public assistance programs, so many families with employed members can qualify for WIC. In order to qualify, your total combined household income, before taxes are taken out, cannot exceed the following income guidelines. WIC counts an unborn baby as a household member so add one to household if pregnant. NOTE: Applicants who participate in the Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) automatically meet the income eligibility by bringing proof of their participation in one of these programs – other income documents are not needed.
INCOME GUIDELINES FOR ELIGIBILITY
JULY 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
To check you eligibility, go to WIC Prescreening Tool.