WIC Application Instructions
Applying for the Vermont WIC program is a simple process that can be done in three easy steps. The first step involves scheduling an appointment with a program representative by calling your local district office available on this link: www.healthvermont.gov/local/district/district_office (List of Vermont WIC district offices).
Once you have scheduled an appointment you can download and fill an application form from the following link: www.healthvermont.gov/wic/documents/WIC_Application_for_Web.pdf (Vermont WIC Application Form).
When going for the interview you should carry the filled application form along with important documents such as proof of income, residency and identification.
During the appointment you will complete a health and nutrition questionnaire and meet a Vermont WIC program representative who will verify your documents, get your weight and other measurements, talk to you about the importance of proper nutrition and ask you questions aimed at establishing your eligibility to the program.
Upon successful competition of the process, you will start enjoying the program benefits.
In order to qualify for the Vermont WIC program, you must meet a specified set of eligibility requirements. These requirements are broadly divided into:
- Categorical eligibility requirements
- Residential eligibility requirements
- Income eligibility requirements
- Proof of nutritional risk
Vermont WIC-Categorical Eligibility Requirements
In order to qualify for the Vermont WIC program, an applicant must belong to one of the three categories of women, infants or Children and meet the specific categorical eligibility requirements discussed below:
To be eligible for the Vermont WIC program women need to be:
- Pregnant, be undergoing pregnancy or within 6 weeks of the birth of an infant, or at the end of a pregnancy
- Postpartum up to six months after the birth of an infant or at the end of a pregnancy
- Breastfeeding up to the infants first birthday
Infants up to the infant's first birthday
Children up to five years old
Vermont WIC: Residential Eligibility Requirements
In order to qualify for the Vermont WIC program applicants should be residents of the state of Vermont and must either be US citizens or legal aliens who have resided in the state for at least five years.
Vermont WIC: Income Eligibility Requirements
In order to be eligible for the Vermont WIC program, applicants must meet the specified income eligibility requirements. These income guidelines are based on an income standards set by the Vermont WIC and are tabulated on the following link: www.fns.usda.gov/wic/howtoapply/incomeguidelines(WIC Income guidelines).