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To qualify for WIC, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Applicant must be in one of the following categories:
    • Pregnant Woman
    • Breastfeeding Woman up to 12 months
    • Postpartum woman up to 6 months
    • Infant
    • Child under 5 years of age
  2. Applicants’ family income must meet 185% of the current federal poverty guidelines. Families with low or moderate income levels may qualify. Find out if you qualify by completing the WIC Eligibility Assessment.
  3. Applicant must be a California resident who works or resides in Orange County.
  4. Applicant must be at nutritional risk as determined by a health professional. The nutrition evaluation is based on:
    • Height, weight, growth assessment
    • Hematocrit or hemoglobin to screen for anemia
    • Health history and diet assessment