Public Health Department (PHD)

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Who Qualifies

 

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See if you qualify TODAY!

 

 

Eligibility Requirements for the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department WIC program:

  • Live in Santa Barbara County.
  • Be in a category served by WIC (pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to age five).
  • Demonstrate a need for WIC foods by having a nutritional need.
  • Have an income below 185% federal poverty level (see income guidelines below) and/or receive Medi-Cal, CalFresh, or Cash Aid.  Working families may qualify.

Take the Eligibility Assessment test here:  http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/wicworks/Pages/WICEligibilityAssessment01.aspx

 

WIC Income Guidelines

185% Federal Poverty Level

Effective April 1, 2107 - June 30, 2018

Gross Income

 

Number of Persons in Family Unit**

 Annually

 Monthly

 Twice-Monthly

 Bi-Weekly

 Weekly

 1

 $22,311 

 $1,860

   $930

 $859

 $430

 2

 $30,044

 $2,504

 $1,252

$1,156

 $578

 3

 $37,777

 $3,149

 $1,575

$1,453

 $727

 4

 $45,510

 $3,793

 $1,897

 $1,751

 $879

 5

 $53,243

 $4,437

 $2,219

 $2,048

 $1,024

 6

 $60,976

 $5,082

 $2,541

 $2,346

 $1,173

 7

 $68,709

 $5,726

 $2,863

 $2,643

 $1,322

 8

 $76,442

 $6,371

 $3,186

 $2,941

 $1,471

 Each add'l family member add

 $7,733 per added family member

 $645 per added family member

$323 per added family member 

$298 per added family member

$149 per added family member

 

 *Decimals are rounded up to the nearest dollar/cent.

**Unborn children should be counted in family total. Example: pregnant woman with a single unborn child should be counted as two (2) in family unit. Pregnant woman with two unborn children (twins) should be counted as three (3).

 

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."

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