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Women, Infants and Children (WIC)  

WIC is a supplemental food and nutritional program designed to improve the health of women, infants and children. This program provides nutrition education  and referrals to other health care programs. WIC also provides extra food, includes fresh milk, eggs, beans, cheese, peanut butter, cereal, tuna, carrots, infant juice and special infant formula.


In order to participate in the Colorado WIC Program, a person must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be one of the following:
    • Pregnant woman
    • Breastfeeding woman (up to one year after the delivery of a baby)
    • Postpartum woman who is not breastfeeding (up to 6 months after the delivery of a baby)
    • Infant
    • Child up to 5 years of age
  • If you are currently enrolled in Medicaid, Food Stamps or TANF, you automatically qualify for WIC 
  • WIC also offers breastfeeding support, breast pumps, and information
  • In order to be financially eligible for WIC in Colorado, a participant’s combined gross family income cannot exceed 185% of the federal poverty line.

WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines

Effective July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014

185% of Poverty
Standard Deduction Gross Yearly  
Household Size Annual Monthly Weekly
1 $21,257 $1,772 $409
2 $28,694 $2,392 $552
3 $36,131 $3,011 $695
4 $43,568 $3,631 $838
5 $51,005 $4,251 $981
6 $58,442 $4,871 $1,124
7 $65,879 $5,490 $1,267
8 $73,316 $6,110 $1,410

For each additional family member add

$7,437 $620 $144

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