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North Carolina WIC Application – Apply for WIC in North Carolina

North Carolina residents affected by Hurricane Florence can now visit their local WIC agency in the county to submit their North Carolina WIC application. Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a program designed to help low-income pregnant, postpartum, and lactating women, infants, and children 5 years of age or younger who are at nutritional risk.

North Carolina WIC provides complementary nutritious foods, nutritional education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health and other social services for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, as well as infants and children up to five years of age at nutritional risk.

Participants who have lost WIC food, formula, or WIC card or need to find an open WIC clinic as a result of Hurricane Florence should call North Carolina WIC at 1-800-367-2229 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET.

To qualify for WIC, applicants must be both eligible for income and have an identified medical / dietary risk factor.

North Carolina WIC Application Income Guideline

The income guidelines are published by the US Department of Health (DHHS).

Household size ** Yearly Monthly Weekly Biweekly Twice a month
1 $ 21,978 $ 1,832 $ 423 $ 846 $ 916
2 $ 29,637 $ 2,470 $ 570 $ 1,140 $ 1,235
3 $ 37,296 $ 3,108 $ 718 $ 1,435 $ 1,554
4th $ 44,955 $ 3,747 $ 865 $ 1,730 $ 1,874
5 $ 52,614 $ 4,385 $ 1,012 $ 2,024 $ 2,193
6th $ 60,273 $ 5,023 $ 1,160 $ 2,319 $ 2,512
7th $ 67,951 $ 5,663 $ 1,307 $ 2,614 $ 2,832
8th $ 75,647 6,304 USD $ 1,455 $ 2,910 $ 3,152
9 $ 83,343 $ 6,946 $ 1,603 $ 3,206 $ 3,473
10 $ 91,039 $ 7,587 $ 1,751 $ 3,502 $ 3,794
11 $ 98,735 $ 8,228 $ 1,899 $ 3,798 $ 4,114
12th $ 106,431 $ 8,870 $ 2,047 $ 4,094 $ 4,435
13 $ 114,127 $ 9,511 $ 2,195 $ 4,390 $ 4,756
14th $ 121,823 $ 10,152 $ 2,343 $ 4,686 $ 5,076
15th $ 129,519 $ 10,794 $ 2,491 $ 4,982 $ 5,397
16 $ 137,215 $ 11,435 $ 2,639 $ 5,278 $ 5,718
For each additional household member, add: $ 7,696 $ 642 $ 148 $ 296 $ 321

Note: An individual currently receiving Medicaid, Work First, or Food and Nutrition Services (food stamps) will automatically meet the North Carolina income eligibility guidelines for WIC application.

ALSO SEE: Food Stamp Income Guidelines 2018

North Carolina WIC certification periods

  • Pregnant woman are certified for their pregnancy and up to six weeks after the birth. You must be re-certified as a postpartum or breastfeeding woman up to 6 weeks after the birth.
  • Postpartum women who are not breastfeeding are certified up to six months after birth.
  • Breastfeeding postpartum women are certified up to 12 months after birth.
  • Toddlers certified before the sixth month of life are certified until their first birthday. Infants certified after six months of age are certified for six months.
  • children are certified every twelve months up to the age of five.

To apply for the North Carolina WIC program, please contact the office of the local WIC agency serving the residents of the county you live in.