WIC Eligibility

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WIC Eligibility

WIC can help women (pregnant, postpartum, and breast feeding), infants (under 1 year of age) and children less than 5 years of age. Once the child turns 5 years old, they are no longer eligible to receive WIC benefits.

Certain criteria and guidelines must be met for WIC eligibility. In order to be eligible all three qualifications must be met.

  • Live in Virginia
  • Meet income guidelines (this is based on family size and gross income. See below)
  • Have a nutritional risk (this is determined at your local WIC clinic).

For questions about income: Email norfolkwic@vdh.virginia.gov

WIC Eligibility & Income Guide

Effective Dates: June 5, 2023 to June 30, 2024

Economic UnitAnnualMonthlyTwice-MonthlyBi-WeeklyWeekly
Each Additional Member Add+$9,509+$793+$397+$366$183

Download the Income Guide 2023-2024.

WIC Medical Referral 

For faster service, ask your physician or healthcare provider to complete a WIC Referral form with the current height, weight and hemoglobin or hematocrit (blood work) for each participant. It is important to remember that the height, weight and blood work on your WIC referral form cannot be over 60 days old. 

Click Here for the WIC Medical Referral Form

Bring your completed WIC Referral form and proof of income to your scheduled WIC clinic visit.  

WIC Special Formula Form (WIC 395)

Click Here for the WIC 395 Special Formula Form 

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