WIC Application Instructions
Michigan WIC cannot be applied for online, you will need to request for a certification appointment. Once you have been given an appointment, you must appear in person and provide all your application information to the Michigan WIC program. Your certification appointment can be made by calling 800-26-BIRTH, or by contacting the WIC office closest to you. See a list of all Michigan WIC agencies at this link: www.michigan.gov/mdch/.
Remember to gather your eligibility documents. You must provide proof of income and your address. In general, you may use several of your last pay stubs, bank statements if self-employed, and a utility statement or lease agreement for your current home address. You must provide birth certificates for any of your children eligible for WIC and their immunization records. If you are pregnant, you must provide proof of your pregnancy, such as a doctor's note or medical confirmation of the pregnancy.
Attend your certification appointment. A WIC counselor reviews your eligibility information at the appointment and screens you (if pregnant) and your eligible children for health risks. This generally includes a blood iron test and weight and height assessments.
In order for you to be eligible to receive Michigan WIC vouchers you must meet the following criteria:
- Must be pregnant, breastfeeding or have children under the age of five.
- Must be a resident of Michigan
- If you are receiving Medicaid or food stamps, you already meet income requirements.
- Your income is at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level.
If you meet the above criteria arrange to call your local Michigan WIC agency on 1-800-26-BIRTH to schedule a certification appointment.
You should have the following documents with you during your appointment:
- Proof of your household income (e.g. recent paystubs)
- Identification Documents (e.g. your photo ID & your child's birth certificate)
- Proof of Address (e.g. Copy of Lease agreement or a recent utility bill sent to your address)
- Immunization record of your child
At your appointment the above documentation will be reviewed. Basic health screenings will be carried out for all program participants. The WIC agent will use this information to determine if you are eligible to receive WIC food vouchers. More details on eligibility can be found at this link.