How to Apply for WIC

What to Bring to your First WIC Appointment

If you meet the income eligibility, you should bring the following items to your first WIC appointment:

  • Proof of identity for each applicant (ex. driver's license, social security card, birth certificate or baby's hospital birth record)
  • Proof of income for everyone who works in the household (ex. paycheck stubs, income tax return, or Medicaid or SNAP ID card)
  • Proof of Oregon residency
  • Bring immunization records for all children up to the age of 5

Income Eligibility

Income Eligibility Criteria - Follow this link to learn more about being eligible for WIC

Income Eligibility

Income Eligibility Criteria - Effective May 1, 2016


Number of  Person(s)
in Household

Gross Household Income
Annual Monthly Weekly


$21,978 $1,832 $423
2 $29,637 $2,470 $570
3 $37,296 $3,108 $718
4 $44,955 $3,747 $865
5 $52,614 $4,385 $1,012
6 $60,273 $5,023 $1,160
7 $67,951 $5,663 $1,307
8 $75,647 $6,304 $1,455
For each additional household member add: + $7,696 + $642 + $148


Individuals who can prove they are certified as fully eligible for Medicaid (the Oregon Health Plan), TANF, Food Stamps or FDPIR are considered automatically income eligible for WIC.

"Household" means:

a person or group of people, related or not, who usually (though not necessarily) live together and whose income and consumption of goods and services are related. In determining the size of household for a pregnant WIC applicant, count each fetus as an additional household member, unless the woman specifically waives the increase in number.

"Income" means:

Gross income, including overtime, before deductions for income taxes, employee's social security taxes, insurance premiums, bonds, etc. The determination of the amount of a household's gross income shall not be considered reduced for financial hardships, medical bills, or child support.

Income includes:

  1. Cash from salary (including overtime), wages, fees.
  2. Net income from farm and non-farm self-employment.
  3. Social security (including SSI for disabled individuals).
  4. Dividends or interest on savings or bonds, estates, trusts, or net rental income.
  5. Public assistance or welfare payments.
  6. Unemployment compensation.
  7. Government civilian employee or military retirement payments, or veteran's payments.
  8. Private pensions or annuities.
  9. Alimony or child support payment.
  10. Regular contributions from persons not living in the household.
  11. Net royalties.
  12. Student loan amounts in excess of attendance costs. Attendance costs are regular tuition and fees for students carrying at least a half-time workload as determined by the institution, and an allowance for books, supplies, and transportation required by the course of study.
  13. Other cash income or allowances from any resources that are readily available to the household.