To qualify for WIC benefits, applicants must meet criteria in 3 areas:
1. Be in one of the following categories:
A pregnant woman
A woman who was pregnant within the past 6 months
A woman who is breastfeeding a baby under 1 year of age
A baby or child from birth to his or her fifth birthday**
- ** Babies and children cared for by either: single father, grandparent, foster parent, step-parent, or guardian of the child will be eligible to receive benefits.
2. Meet income guidelines. Families who receive Medi-Cal, SNAP aka Cal-Fresh, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (also known as CALWORKs) OR Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) are automatically income-eligible.
3. Live in California