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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Doneen Hollingsworth, Secretary of Health

Eligibility

WIC serves eligible:

  • Women and teens who are pregnant, breast-feeding up to 12 months after delivery, or have had a baby in the last six months
  • Infants
  • Children up to age five

How do I know if I am eligible?

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Meet residency guidelines (South Dakota resident)
  • Have a nutrition or health risk
  • Meet income guidelines - see chart below; you may complete the Family Income Worksheet and take it with you to your visit

 

Family Size Annual Income
1 $21,590
2 $29,101
3 $36,612
4 $44,123
5 $51,634
6 $59,145

contact a WIC Office for complete guidelines

Adjunct Income Eligibility:  Mothers, infants & children who meet WIC criteria and are automatically income eligible for the WIC Program.  Applicants must be recipients of: 

  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
    • FDPIR (Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations)
  • TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Medicaid (Medical Assistance under Title XIX) in the following programs and current approved aid category codes:

 

Program

Approved Aid Category Code

Low Income Family

40

Transitional Medicaid Benefits

41

Automatic Newborn

45

Pregnant Woman

46, 77

Pregnant Woman - Postpartum

47

Foster Care

53, 54, 55, 57

 

Salaried or Hourly Wage Earners need to provide proof of income with most recent U.S. 1040 income tax form or the average gross income of the two most recent check stubs and calculated for annual income.

Self-Employed or Farmers use net income; gross sales or income minus operating expenses for annual income.

In addition to income information, WIC participants should also expect the following at their appointment:

  • provide identity and residency information
  • provide information about foods eaten
  • answer questions about past & current health
  • have height and weight taken
  • have a finger stick blood test taken
  • visit with a health professional about nutrition education and health needs
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