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Ohio WIC Program Eligibility

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Who is eligible?

  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women; women who recently had a baby; infants birth through 12 months; children age 1 to 5 years; who are:
    • Present at the clinic appointment, and provide proof of identity;
    • Residents of the State of Ohio;
    • Determined by health professionals to be at medical/nutritional risk; and
    • Meets income guidelines - 185 percent of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.

Ohio WIC Program Income Guidelines

In order to be eligible for WIC, the gross countable income of the economic unit, of which the applicant/participant is a member, must be less than or equal to the Ohio WIC program income guidelines for economic unit size provided in the following chart. WIC income guidelines are updated each year.                                                                                   

Economic Unit

Annually

Monthly

Twice Monthly

Biweekly

Weekly

1

      $21,978        

$1,832

$916

$846

$423

2

29,637

2,470

1,235

1,140

570

3

37,296

3,108

1,554

1,435

718

4

44,955

3,747

1,874

1,730

865

5

52,614

4,385

2,193

2,024

1,012

6

60,273

5,023

2,512

2,319

1,160

7

67,951

5,663

2,832

2,614

1,307

8

75,647

6,304

3,152

2,910

1,455

(Revised July, 2016)

How To Apply

WIC clinics are located in all 88 Ohio counties. Applicants can call the Help Me Grow Helpline at 1-800-755-GROW (1-800-755-4769) for specific clinic locations or call your county WIC clinic (see WIC Clinic Directory button on the first page for your county WIC clinic phone number).

You can also apply by printing out a WIC Program Application (Solicitud del Programa de WIC) and mailing it to the WIC clinic in your area. Please note that you must schedule an appointment at the clinic, too.

To save time at your appointment, you can also print out a health history form from the list below. Print out one health history form for each person applying. Be sure to complete the form that best describes the person: 1. infant (birth to 12 months old), 2. child (age 1 to 5 years), 3. pregnant, or 4. breastfeeding woman or woman who has had a baby in the last 6 months and is not pregnant. The WIC staff will help you to make sure you receive health and nutrition information that is individualized to you and your family based on the information on these completed forms.

  1.WIC Health History for Infants                   

  Historial de Salud de WIC para Infantes

 

2.WIC Health History for Children      

  Historial de Salud para Niños de 1 hasta 5 Años

 

3.WIC Health History for Pregnant Women                                    

  Historial de Salud de WIC para Mujeres Embarazadas

 

4.WIC Health History for Breastfeeding and Postpartum Women        

  Historial de Salud de WIC para Mujures Lactando/Amamantando o en Postparto

 

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: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Last Updated: 10/7/2016