Signing Up – What Documents Does WIC Need?

Welcome to WIC! Our WIC counselors are here to support and empower you to make healthy choices for you and your family. If you are new to the program, please watch this video.

Please prepare these required documents

Please provide the following items listed below so a WIC counselor can determine if you are eligible for WIC. If your appointment is by phone, we will text you a link to upload photos of your documents.


  • Active Medi-Cal numbers
  • Paystub or statement from the last 30 days
  • Disability pay
  • Unemployment benefits
  • Social Security benefits
  • Other

If you do not have an income or Medi-Cal, tell your WIC counselor at your appointment.


  • Active Medi-Cal numbers
  • Any mail
  • Any bill
  • Driver's license or ID
  • Bank statement
  • Car registration/insurance
  • Other

If you do not have proof of residency or Medi-Cal, tell your WIC counselor at your appointment.


  • Active Medi-Cal numbers
  • Health insurance card
  • Birth certificate
  • Newborn crib card
  • Driver's license or ID
  • Car registration
  • Medical records
  • Immunization card
  • Foster child letter/placement
  • Other

This is required only if you are pregnant. It must include your first and last name.


  • Positive pregnancy note from doctor
  • Ultrasound picture
  • Prenatal vitamin prescription
  • Other

What are the WIC income guidelines?

WIC uses gross income to determine a household’s income. Gross income is defined as total cash received by the household before taxes. To qualify for WIC, a family’s income must be less than or equal to the limit in the table below for their family size.

Families receiving Medi-Cal, CalFresh, or CalWORKS may be income-eligible for WIC.

Each foster child is counted as a family of one.

Number of Persons in FamilyMonthly Income LimitYearly Income Limit
1 Person$2,322$27,861
2 Persons$3,152$37,814
3 Persons$3,981$47,767
4 Persons$4,810$57,720
5 Persons$5,640$67,673
More than 5Add per additional member
+ $830+ $9,953
  • Income based on 185% Federal Poverty Level, effective April 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025
  •  Unborn fetuses may be counted toward household size

What if I don’t have a document?

After we complete your enrollment, you will have 30 days to provide these documents. Tell your WIC counselor during your appointment if you cannot provide a document. WIC will generally accept a sworn statement as a last resort.

What’s next?

If you qualify for WIC, you will receive a WIC card that you can use to buy food each month. The counselor will make sure you understand your benefits, ask you about your family’s health and nutrition, provide nutrition information, and connect you to other programs that you qualify for. This might be done at the same time as your eligibility assessment or at a future appointment. Welcome to WIC!