How To Apply WIC Missouri

Applying for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in Missouri is a straightforward process. You can start by visiting the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website or calling your local WIC office. You’ll need to provide information such as your income, family size, and proof of identity. They will then determine if you are eligible and guide you through the application process. If approved, you will receive a WIC card that you can use to purchase nutritious foods at authorized grocery stores. WIC provides a variety of benefits to eligible families, including nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to other health services.

WIC Eligibility Requirements in Missouri

To be eligible for the WIC program in Missouri, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum woman.
  • Be responsible for the care of a child under the age of 5.
  • Meet income guidelines (see table below).
  • Have a nutritional risk as determined by a health professional.
Income Guidelines for WIC in Missouri
Household SizeGross Monthly Income
1$1,881
2$2,551
3$3,221
4$3,891
5$4,561
6$5,231
Each additional person$670

## Eligibility for WIC in MO 
1.  Applicants must have a household income that is below 185% of the federal poverty income level.
2.  Pregnant women, up to 6 weeks post-partum
3.  Breastfeeding women up to 1 year post-partum
4.  Infants from birth to 1 year of age
5.  Children from ages 1-4
6.  Foster children and their legal guardians

## Documents for WIC Appointment
– Photo ID
– Birth certificates for children and/or legal guardians for infants, children, and/or adults if they are included on
 household size.
– Income documents for ALL household members.
– Document of Eligible Medical condition for the following,
1.  Person with physical/developmental disabilities
2.  Person who is homeless
3.  Person working at least half time or enrolled in an education program and is caring for a child under the age of 2

Step-by-Step Application Process for WIC Missouri

To apply for WIC in Missouri, follow these steps:

  1. Gather required documents:
    • Proof of identity (e.g., driver’s license, ID card)
    • Proof of income (e.g., pay stubs, tax returns)
    • Proof of address (e.g., utility bill, rental agreement)
    • Proof of pregnancy (if applicable)
  2. Locate a WIC clinic in your area:
  3. Visit the Missouri WIC website and click on “Find a WIC Clinic.”

  4. Contact the clinic to schedule an appointment:
  5. Call or visit the clinic website to set up a time to meet with a WIC staff member.

  6. Attend the appointment:
  7. Bring all required documents and be prepared to provide information about your health, income, and household.

  8. Receive WIC benefits:
  9. If you are eligible, you will receive a WIC card loaded with food vouchers and/or benefits.

Eligibility Criteria for WIC Missouri
Pregnant women
Breastfeeding women
Infants up to 1 year old
Children up to 5 years old
Income within 185% of the Federal Poverty Level

Eligibility Criteria

* Pregnant women
* Women who have recently given birth
* Breastfeeding women
* Children under the age of 5
* Income guidelines exist, so please check the WIC website or call your local WIC clinic.

Required Documents

* Proof of income
* Proof of residency
* Proof of identity
* Immunization records for children
* Proof of pregnancy for pregnant women

Application Process

1. Contact your local WIC clinic to make an appointment.
2. Bring all required documents to your appointment.
3. A WIC staff member will meet with you to review your eligibility and complete the application.
4. If you are eligible, you will receive a WIC card that you can use to purchase WIC-approved foods at authorized grocery stores.

Local WIC Clinic Locations and Contact Information

CityAddressPhone Number
St. Louis5600 Gravois Ave., 63116(314) 241-2800
Kansas City2400 Troost Ave., 64108(816) 759-6430
Springfield1630 W. Sunshine St., 65807(417) 895-6811

Alright, there you have it! Now you’ve got everything you need to get started with your WIC application in Missouri. We know it can be a bit of a process, but we hope this guide has made it a little easier for you. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to your local WIC office. They’re there to help you every step of the way. Thanks for reading! Be sure to check back for more helpful tips and information.