WIC Application Instructions
Applying for the Virginia WIC program is a fairly easy process. All you need to do is to contact your nearest Virginia WIC local office and set up an appointment. A list of Virginia WIC local offices and their respective contact information is available by clicking here. You will meet a program representative who will schedule an interview and provide you with a list of documents you are supposed to bring to the interview.
On the day of the interview you should remember to carry all the required documents. You will be subjected to a nutritional examination, after which the program representative will verify your documents and ask you questions that will help them establish your eligibility to the program.
Upon successful completion of the application process, you will start enjoying the benefits of the program.
For more information about the Virginia WIC Program you can call the Virginia department of health, through the following toll free number: 1-888-942-3663
In order to qualify for the Virginia WIC program you need to meet a specified set of eligibility requirements. These eligibility requirements are broadly divided into:
- Categorical eligibility requirements
- Residential eligibility requirements
- Income eligibility requirements, and
- Proof of nutritional risk
In order to qualify for the Virginia WIC program, you must belong to any of the three categories of women, Infants or children. Additionally, you must meet the individual categorical eligibility requirements which are highlighted below:
In order to qualify for the Virginia WIC program, women need to be:
- Undergoing pregnancy or within 6 weeks of the birth of an infant
- Breastfeeding up to the infants first birthday
Up to their 1st birthday
Up to their 5th birthday
Residential Eligibility Requirements
In order to qualify for the Virginia WIC program, applicants must be residents of the state of Virginia. Additionally they should be US citizens or legal aliens who have resided in the state for at least five years.
Income Eligibility Requirements
In order to qualify for the Virginia WIC program, you need to meet a set of income eligibility requirements. These requirements are based on an applicant's gross income and are available by clicking on the following link.
Proof of Nutritional Risk
In order to be considered for the Virginia WIC program, applicants need to be medically tested by a healthcare professional and proven to be at nutritional risk. This tests are provided free of charge at the local Virginia WIC clinic.