WIC Application Instructions

To apply for WIC program in Kentucky, you will have to contact a local WIC program office. You can find an office of Health Department near you using this link.

Once you apply for the program, you will receive a date for an interview appointment. You will be interviewed and you will have to take your documents to prove your eligibility. You will need to provide proof of your identity, proof of residence, and proof of income in order to be eligible for the program.

If you're deemed eligible, you will be given a simple health and diet screening to see what foods you need.

If you face a problem or need quick help to apply for WIC in Kentucky, you can call the toll-free hotline at 1-800-462-6122.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to receive Kentucky WIC benefits, one has to be:

  • U.S citizen or qualified aliens
  • Resident of Kentucky

In addition to these requirements, you've to be one of the following to receive benefits:

  • Pregnant woman
  • Breastfeeding woman
  • Postpartum women
  • Infants under the age of one (1)
  • Children under the age of five (5)

Anyone who falls in the categories mentioned above will be able to qualify for Kentucky WIC benefits if they meet these additional requirements:

  • Countable resources should be within the resources limit
  • There should be a nutritional risk as determined by a qualified health professional
  • Gross monthly income should be within the income guidelines :
Household Size Weekly Bi-Weekly Twice Monthly Monthly Annual
1 $519 $1,038 $1,124 $2,248 $26,973
2 $702 $1,404 $1,521 $3,041 $36,482
3 $885 $1,769 $1,917 $3,833 $45,991
4 $1,068 $2,135 $2,313 $4,625 $55,500
5 $1,251 $2,501 $2,709 $5,418 $65,009
6 $1,434 $2,867 $3,105 $6,210 $74,518
7 $1,616 $3,232 $3,502 $7,003 $84,027
8 $1,799 $3,598 $3,898 $7,795 $93,536
Each Additional +$183 +$366 +$397 +$793 +$9,509

Those already on Medicaid, KTAP, or Food Stamps will automatically qualify the income test.

In order to check your eligibility for Kentucky WIC, please use this pre-screening tool.