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Maine WIC Eligibility Information - July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022

There are multiple components to eligibility for WIC. First, you must have a WIC-eligible member in your household, meaning someone who is pregnant, was pregnant in the last six months, is breastfeeding a baby under one year old, or is a child under 5 years old. The second is the income requirement, meaning your household must meet the WIC income limit based on your household's size.

If your household is already enrolled in SNAP (or Medicaid or TANF), your household does not need to meet the WIC income limit and may be automatically income-eligible. It's possible that a household might not qualify under the WIC income limits, but would qualify under the SNAP program rules, so it's likely a good idea to check your eligibility for both SNAP and WIC. SNAP eligibility is more complex to calculate, so we recommend using our WIC & SNAP Eligibility Calculator to see you're income eligible for WIC and SNAP benefits.
Finally, WIC applicants must be at a "nutrition risk," meaning that the WIC-eligible member in the household has a qualified dietary or medical condition. "Nutrition risk" is determined by a physician, nurse, or nutritionist, and may be determined during a short free health screening during your WIC application appointment. For more information, click here.
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WIC Income Limits
Total monthly household income before taxes, including job, self-employment, and other income like social security, disability, child support, worker's comp, unemployment, and pension income.
  • 1 people
    $1986 / month
  • 2 people
    $2686 / month
  • 3 people
    $3385 / month
  • 4 people
    $4086 / month
  • 5 people
    $4785 / month
  • 6 people
    $5485 / month
  • 7 people
    $6186 / month
  • Each additional person
    +$701 / month
The gross income limit for WIC is 185% of the federal poverty level.
WIC-Eligible People
Your household must contain a categorically WIC-eligible member to be eligible for WIC.
  • pregnant_woman
    Is pregnant or was pregnant in the last six months
  • person
    Is breastfeeding a baby that is under 12 months old
  • stroller
    Is an infant or child up to their 5th birthday
Read more on the USDA website.
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Typical Benefits
Unlike SNAP, WIC benefits mainly consist of vouchers for pre-selected groups of food based on the nutrition needs of the people receiving WIC. For example, WIC benefits for an infant are different than for a 3 year old.
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How to Apply
You'll need to contact your state agency to apply. Click the "link to apply" link, choose your state, then click on "Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)"
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SNAP Gross Income Limits
While the income eligibility test for WIC is relatively straightforward, SNAP income eligibility includes gross income, net income, and asset tests. Households with member who is elderly or disabled don't have to meet the gross income limits for SNAP. For more information about SNAP, refer to our Maine SNAP Eligibility Calculator or Maine SNAP Eligibility Guide.
If Any Household Members are Elderly or Disabled
  • If the household has an elderly or disabled member but is over the gross income limit below, the household can instead qualify by meeting the Net Income and Asset tests.
  • 1 people
    $1986 / month
  • 2 people
    $2686 / month
  • 3 people
    $3385 / month
  • 4 people
    $4086 / month
  • 5 people
    $4785 / month
  • 6 people
    $5485 / month
  • 7 people
    $6186 / month
  • Each additional person
    +$701 / month
The gross income limit for households with any elderly or disabled member that don't meet the asset test is 185% of the federal poverty level.
All Other Households
  • 1 people
    $1986 / month
  • 2 people
    $2686 / month
  • 3 people
    $3385 / month
  • 4 people
    $4086 / month
  • 5 people
    $4785 / month
  • 6 people
    $5485 / month
  • 7 people
    $6186 / month
  • Each additional person
    +$701 / month
The gross income limit for SNAP is 185% of the federal poverty level.