WIC Application Instructions

To apply for WIC in South Carolina, you will have to contact your local health department or WIC clinic. You can find a map with all WIC office locations here.

When you apply for WIC, you will be provided a date for interview. At the interview, you will have to take certain documents with you. If you have applied for a child, you will have to take the child to WIC office for examination.

The documents you need to bring at WIC office are:

  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of residence
  • Proof of income

If you're not sure what documents to take with you so that you can provide a proof for each mentioned above, please see the list of supporting documents here: /www.dhec.sc.gov/administration/library/.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to apply for South Carolina WIC, you will have to meet categorical eligibility. The following persons are eligible:

  • Infants under the age of one year
  • Children under the age of five years
  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women

Once you meet the categorical eligibility, you will also have to meet the following additional eligibility criteria:

  • Be a U.S citizen or a qualified alien
  • Be a resident of South Carolina
  • Be on a nutrition risk, either diet risk or medical risk
  • Meet income eligibility for the program

WIC Income Eligibility Requirements

Applicants should have household income below 185% of the Federal Poverty Line (FPL). Here is the chart for annual income according to the household size.

Household Size Annual Income Limit
1 $20,665
2 $27,991
3 $35,317
4 $42,643
5 $49,969
6 $57,295
7 $64,621
8 $71,947

For each additional person in the household, add $7,326 to find out annual income limits for the household.