WIC Eligibility

We’re Here For You!

We know how much you do to provide for the needs of your family, that is why we’re here to help. Nebraska residents that will receive benefits are pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five.

WIC welcomes all parents and caregivers too! If you are a dad, grandparent, foster parent or any caregiver of a child under 5 years of age, you may get WIC for your child.

You do not have to be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for the WIC program.

WIC Income Guidelines

WIC is open to many incomes including working and non-working families. The amount of money you earn before anything is taken out for taxes or other deductions must be at or below the amounts shown in this table. If your income is slightly above the guidelines, contact WIC to discuss your potential eligibility. If you are on Medicaid, TANF, SNAP or ADC, you are automatically income-eligible.

If you are a pregnant mom, you can add the baby you are carrying to the household size.

For larger households contact WIC.

WIC SUPPORTS GROWING FAMILIES

Many people know WIC as a place to support their growing family, and as a place where they can get healthy food. However, benefits do not end after your baby’s first year of life! WIC supports you and your family until your children reach their fifth birthday so your family continues to eat well and thrive. Be sure to continue with WIC so you can take advantage of the food, education, and support we offer.

If your income qualifies, contact one of the nearest WIC clinics to apply. The clinic will schedule you for the next available appointment to be certified to participate in the WIC program. Please contact the clinic for more information. You can find locations and contact information by going to the Clinic Locations page.

What to Expect at Your First Visit

Please bring the following items to your appointment:

  • Yourself and your child(ren).
  • Proof of Identity for adults applying for themselves or minors (Examples: Driver’s license, State ID, or WIC ID card for those who are currently receiving WIC).
  • Proof of identity for each child or infant applying for WIC (Examples: Birth certificate, custody papers, Medicaid card, WIC Infant Enrollment Card or other proof of identity for each minor with an appointment. A WIC ID card for anyone currently receiving WIC.
  • Proof of income for the last month for everyone living in the household: (Examples: Pay stubs, tax forms, DHHS Notice of Action, child support, unemployment, disability, social security, etc.) It must be dated within the last 30 days. If anyone in your household is receiving Medicaid or SNAP benefits bring the card with you.
  • Proof of Address: (Examples: Mail with name and physical address, utility, cable or phone bill.) Must be postmarked/dated within the last 30 days. No P.O. Boxes ALLOWED. Ask the staff about other options if you have a P.O. Box.
  • Immunization records for child(ren) being certified.
  • Custody Papers or Foster Care Proof of Placement.

At the clinic:

  • Your height and weight will be measured.
  • A simple screening test to check the iron level of each member applying.
  • You will meet with a WIC health professional who will discuss your health and nutrition with you. They will explain the reason you qualify for the program and what foods you will receive. They will also give you simple ideas to improve your family’s eating habits. Ask the WIC health professional any questions you might have. They are there to help you.
  • You will receive a eWIC card to purchase specific healthy foods at the grocery store. This card may be redeemed at most stores. See our Approved Vendor List.
  • You will continue to have appointments at the WIC clinic about every three months to receive nutrition education and pick up more WIC benefits.

For Questions or to reschedule please call: 402-335-2988

You will be asked to identify your race and ethnicity. This information is for record-keeping purposes only and does not affect your eligibility.
WIC will not ask about your immigration status. You do not need to be a legal resident of the U.S. to participate in WIC and receive food benefits.
Information shared with the WIC clinic staff is confidential. You will have the opportunity to read the privacy policy along with your rights and responsibilities on the program.