Am I Eligible?
Who is eligible for the WIC Nutrition Program in Maine?
Pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, and infants and children up to age 5 are eligible. They must meet income guidelines, live in Maine, and be individually determined to be at "nutrition risk" by a health professional.
To be eligible on the basis of income, applicants' income must fall at or below 185 percent of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines (currently $44,863/year for a family of four). A person who receives MaineCare, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits automatically meet the income eligibility requirement.
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For Period of June 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
Households with income at or below the following levels will be considered eligible for participation in the WIC program.
|Gross Household Income|
|Number of Person(s) in Household||Annual||Monthly||Bi-Weekly||Weekly|
|Each Additional Household Member Add:||+ $7,992||+ $666||+ $308||+ $154|
If you are pregnant, you may count yourself as two household members. Individuals who are certified as eligible for MaineCare, TANF or SNAP are considered automatically income-eligible for WIC.
What is "nutrition risk?"
Two major types of nutrition risk are recognized for WIC eligibility:
- Medically-based risks such as anemia, underweight, overweight, history of pregnancy complications, or poor pregnancy outcomes
- Dietary risks, such as failure to meet the dietary guidelines or inappropriate nutrition practices
Nutrition risk is determined by a health professional such as a physician, nutritionist, or nurse, and is based on Federal regulations. This nutrition assessment is free to program applicants.
- Monday - Friday 8am-5pm
- Phone: (207) 287-3991
In-state Toll Free:
TTY: Maine relay 711
Fax: (207) 287-3993
- Mailing address:
11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone Number to your
Local WIC Clinic
East Wilton 207-645-3764
Presque Isle 207-768-3026
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