Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a nutrition assistance program that improves the nutrition and health of families. The program provides benefits for healthy foods, nutrition education for parents and caregivers, breastfeeding support from trained professionals, and referrals to community resources like health and social services.

WIC services include

  • Nutrition and Health Information
  • Prenatal nutrition
  • Breastfeeding information
  • Healthy eating tips for your family
  • Nutritious recipes, plus much more

For an overview of how California families grow healthy with WIC, click here.

How Do I Qualify?

You may be able to get WIC if you:

  • Are a pregnant woman
  • Are a woman breastfeeding a baby under 1 year of age
  • Are a woman who had a baby or was pregnant in the past 6 months
  • Have a baby up to his or her first birthday
  • Have a child up to his or her fifth birthday
  • Babies and children cared for by their fathers, other guardians, or foster parents

WIC is available to anyone who lives in California and meets the program guidelines regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability.

Additionally, your income must be less than or equal to

Effective April 1, 2023- June 30, 2024

Number of people in family*Annual**MonthlyTwice-MonthlyBi-weeklyWeekly
More than 8$9,509 per added family member$793 per added family member$397 per added family member$336 per added family member$183 per added family member

*The number of persons in your household, including unborn children, should be counted in the number of people in the family. For example, a person who is single and pregnant with one child would count as a family of two.

**WIC does not include Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for military families.

Find out if you’re eligible using the WIC eligibility assessment
WIC Eligibility Assessment


To learn more about WIC benefits, click here.