Friday, April 03, 2020

How Do I Qualify For WIC?

The first step is getting a WIC appointment, contact your local WIC office at (620)326-2774 or in person at 217 West 8th,   Wellington, KS. In order to qualify, you must:

  • Be pregnant, breastfeeding, or have recently had a baby, or be a child under five years of age.
  • Meet the income guidelines of the program
  • Live in Kansas
  • Be found to have a nutrition need by a WIC health professional

What Do I Need To Bring To The Appointment?

On the appointment day, be sure to bring the papers that were mailed or given to you. Completely fill out the papers before you come. If you need help in filling out the papers, let the WIC clinic know.

Also bring:

  • each person who wishes to be on WIC (infant, child or woman)
  • proof of income (check stub) for all people living in your house. If your family gets assistance from any SRS program, please bring proof of this eligibility. *NEED 30 days of income. 
  • proof of residency (an envelope that was mailed to you, rent receipts, utility bills) we can not use your Driver's License for proof of residency
  • proof of identity (photo id, driver's license, birth certificate, immunization records) for all applicants.
  • immunization records for children applying for the program

Can Someone Else Bring My Child For The Appointment?

Yes, but WIC needs the signature of a parent or legal guardian to do the health check. Call the WIC office to make arrangements.

When Will I Know If I Get WIC Benefits?

You will find out if you qualify for WIC the day you come for the appointment. At the appointment, a WIC staff member will review all the papers you have brought and ask some questions about the applicant's health and diet. A test will be done to check blood iron levels. Height and weight will also be checked. The WIC staff will also answer any questions you may have about the nutrition for you, your infant or child.

If you qualify for WIC, you will get an eWIC card with benefits the same day as the appointment. The WIC staff will show you how to use the eWIC card at the store and what foods can be purchased.

You work hard to keep your family healthy. Let WIC help!

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