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WIC Eligibility Requirements

Contact us at either location

  •  850-833-9254 or 850-689-7858
  •  

    Mailing Address

    221 Hospital Drive NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 

    810 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview, FL 32539 

     


Who is eligible? 

To be eligible, you must be:

  • a pregnant woman,
  • a breastfeeding woman,
  • a woman who just had a baby, or
  • have an infant or child under 5 years old. 

WIC Income Guidelines 

There is a family income limit, but working families may qualify. Total household income (before taxes and deductions) must be equal to or below the amounts shown below. For a pregnant woman, each unborn baby counts as 1 extra person in the household size.

Size of
household
AnnualMonthlyTwice-MonthlyBi-weeklyWeekly
1$23,107$1,926$963$889$445
2$31,284$2,607$1,304$1,204$602
3$39,461$3,289$1,645$1,518$759
4$47,638$3,970$1,985$1,833$917
5$55,815$4,652$2,326$2,147$1,074
6$63,992$5,333$2,667$2,462$1,231
7$72,169$6,015$3,008$2,776$1,388
8$80,346$6,696$3,348$3,091$1,546
*Note: The gross (before taxes) wages on your check stubs based on how often you are paid (income interval) and household size will need to be less than or equal to the amounts in the chart to be income eligible for WIC.
 Revised 7/25/2019

Each year these dollar amounts may increase.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

Nondiscrimination Statement Other Languages

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any  program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the  form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

How do I sign up? 

Our clinics have walk-in hours. Please see each location (Fort Walton Beachand Crestview) for times. At this visit, the household income and medical/nutrition status of each applicant will be reviewed.

If you have questions about qualifying, please call 850-833-9254 in Fort Walton Beach or 850-689-7858 in Crestview. *Note: Use the WIC Prescreening Tool to see if you might be eligible for WIC .

You will need to:
• Bring EACH family member who is applying to receive WIC services.
• Bring proof of ALL income for everyone in the household (before taxes and deductions are taken out)
• Bring ONE proof of where you live (No P.O. Boxes)
• Bring ONE proof of identification for you and ONE proof of identification for any infant or child applying for WIC
• Bring the Social Security Number for each person applying for WIC, if available
• Bring the shot record for each child, if available

When you come into the office to apply for WIC, you will find out if you and your children are eligible.

What if I move? 

If you're moving within Florida, you will need to bring:
• Identification for everyone that gets WIC and is transferring
• Your WIC Identification/Appointment card, if you have it
• Shot records for your children, if you have them
• You must be currently certified and due for benefits. (Florida WIC may be used at authorized stores anywhere in the state)

If you are moving to Florida from another state, we will need:
• Identification for everyone that gets WIC and is transferring
• Proof of where you live now
• Shot records (if you have them) for children
• Any WIC benefits you have from the other state; you cannot get checks from more than one state for the same time period
• Your WIC Identification/Transfer card, from your last WIC Program. Once we get the documentation of your certification, we can complete your transfer and issue your benefits.