Women, Infant & Children (WIC)

 

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Who is Eligible for WIC?

Women who are currently pregnant, have had a baby in the past 6 months (past 12 months if breastfeeding), infants and children under the age of 5 may apply.  In addition, foster parents and grandparents/family members who are the legal guardian of a child under age 5 may also apply on the child’s behalf. WIC applicants must live in the state of North Carolina and have a family income that is less than 185% of U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines. A person receiving Medicaid, SNAP, or Work First Families Assistance (TANF) will automatically meet income eligibility requirements.  Applicants must also be at nutritional risk that will be assessed by a WIC Nutritionist at time of application or certification. 

185% of Poverty Income Guidelines based on family size, see chart below:

 

Size of Economic Unit**

Annual

Monthly

Weekly

Bi-Weekly

Twice Monthly

1

23,606

1,968

454

908

984

2

31,894

2,658

614

1,227

1,329

3

40,182

3,349

773

1,546

1,675

4

48,470

4,040

933

1,865

2,020

5

56,758

4,730

1,092

2,183

2,365

6

65,046

5,421

1,251

2,502

2,711

7

73,334

6,112

1,411

2,821

3,056

8

81,622

6,802

1,570

3,140

3,401

9

89,910

7,493

1,730

3,459

3,747

10

98,198

8,184

1,889

3,777

4,092

11

106,486

8,874

2,048

4,096

4,437

12

114,774

9,565

2,208

4,415

4,783

13

123,062

10,256

2,367

4,734

5,128

14

131,350

10,946

2,526

5,052

5,473

15

139,638

11,637

2,686

5,371

5,819

16

147,926

12,328

2,845

5,690

6,164


When you apply for WIC please provide:

  • Proof of identification (for all individuals applying for WIC)
  • Proof of income (for all household members with income)
  • Proof of residence (where you live)               

To make an appointment for WIC:

Please call the Sampson County Health Department WIC office at (910) 592-1131 ext. 4201 or visit the local office at 360 County Complex Road, Suite 200, Clinton, NC 28328.

Breastfeeding Support

The Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program is offered through the WIC Program. This is a free program that provides counseling and support to pregnant women, or postpartum women whom are breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding moms may also be eligible for breastfeeding supplies such as breast pumps if certain qualifications are met.

For information on the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program, call (910) 592-1131 ext. 4201, or (910) 631-7620.

 Breastfeeding Resources

USDA WIC Breastfeeding and Support

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.  For more information regarding the non-discrimination statement or to file a complaint of discrimination, please visit http://www.nutritionnc.com/nondiscrimination.htm.