Ohio WIC Program Eligibility
Who is eligible?
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women; women who recently had a baby; infants birth through 12 months; children 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% 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 Monthly Biweekly Weekly
1 $20,665 $1,723 $ 862 $ 795 $ 398
2 27,991 2,333 1,167 1,077 539
3 35,317 2,944 1,472 1,359 680
4 42,643 3,554 1,777 1,641 821
5 49,969 4,165 2,083 1,922 961
6 57,295 4,775 2,388 2,204 1,102
7 64,621 5,386 2,693 2,486 1,243
8 71,947 5,996 2,998 2,768 1,384
(Revised July, 2012)
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(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 clicking on http://jfs.ohio.gov/OHP/consumers/Application.stm, completing a Combined Programs Application, printing it out, and mailing it to the WIC clinic in your area. Please note that you must schedule an appointment at the clinic, too.
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Last Updated: 3/01/13
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