Participant eligibility is based on three things, category, income, and nutritional risk.
- Women - pregnant women, postpartum breastfeeding women up to one year after delivery while nursing, and postpartum non-breastfeeding women up to six months after delivery or termination of the pregnancy.
- Infants – from birth up to one year of age
- Children – from one year of age up to the age of 5
Calculated on the family income at 185% or less of federal poverty level.
Risk assessment and risk factor assignment helps to determine the priority counseling for participants
Documentation of Eligibility
When you come to your WIC appointment, you will be asked to bring the following as documentation of eligibility:
Proof of Income
- Child support check stub
- Disability letter
- Federal tax forms
- Paycheck stub--30 days worth dated within 60 days
- TANF statements
Proof of Residency
- Mailed utility bill or personal bill within 30 days
- Rent or Mortgage receipt
- Award letter verifying current eligibility of MoHealthNet, SNAP (Food Stamps), or TANF
- Current utility bill
Proof of Identification for Adults
- Picture ID
- Current driver's license
- State issued ID card
- Work or school ID
- Picture ID
Proof of Identification for Children
- Birth certificate
- Hospital discharge paperwork
- Social Services letter with identifying information
- Shot record
Federal regulations require that all applications or clients seeking or continuing participation in the WIC program must be physically present, except in certain limited situations, at each certification.
Ways to Have WIC Work for You
- Keep your WIC appointment. If you can’t keep an appointment, please call right away. The WIC staff works hard to see you at your appointment time, so please try your best to be on time.
- Always take your WIC ID Folder to your WIC appointment and to the store.
- Buy the correct foods and in the amounts stated on your check.
- Use your WIC foods for individual listed on check. They can’t be returned to the store for money or given away or sold to someone else.
- Be sure to bring the information that WIC staff needs when they ask for it.
- Tell the WIC staff about any changes in your name, address or phone number.
FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.
Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.