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Kim Malsam-Rysdon, 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 Monthly Income Weekly Income
1 $21,978 $1,832 $423
2 $29,637 $2,470 $570
3 $37,296 $3,108 $718
4 $44,955 $3,747 $865
5 $52,614 $4,385 $1,012
6 $60,273 $5,023 $1,160

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)
  • 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

Blind Person

21

Blind Person 22
Disabled Person 31
Disabled Person 32
Home & Community Based Services - Child 35
Home & Community Based Services - Child 37
Low Income Family 40

Transitional Medicaid Benefits

41

Automatic Newborn

45

Pregnant Woman

46, 77

Pregnant Woman - Postpartum

47

Foster Care

53, 54, 57

Subsidized Adoption 67
Children 75, 76
Refugee Resettlement Program 90, 91

 

You will need to provide the most recent information of all income received by the household.    

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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