Please call the closest WIC Office serving your area for an appointment to apply for WIC Benefits:
WIC Program Local Agency Listing 9 2012.pdf
Click on the following link for the Guide to Connecticut Breastfeeding Nondiscrimination and Workplace accommodation Laws: Answers to frequently asked questions regarding your right to breastfeed in Connecticut.
Click on the following link for the Connecticut WIC Approved Food list effective January 1, 2013: WIC Program Food List 1 2013.pdf
Click on the following link for the Spanish version of the Connecticut WIC Approved Food list effective April 1, 2010: WIC Food List Spanish booklet April.pdf
SPANISH ADDENDUM to Food List Booklet-Additional Product October 1, 2011
For information on the Connecticut Department of Public Health American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) program for Women, Infants and Children click here: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3115&q=436370
Fraud and Abuse
Connecticut WIC assistance is intended for those families most in need of nutritional support. Fraud and abuse take resources away from those who need them most. If you have information about a recipient, vendor or health care provider who may be committing fraud or abuse of the WIC Program, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-741-2142 toll free.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children–better known as the WIC Program–serves to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritional assessment and education, referrals to health care and nutritious foods to supplement diets.
Who is eligible?
Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends).
Breastfeeding women (up to infant’s 1 st birthday).
Nonbreastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends).
Infants (up to 1st birthday). WIC serves 45 percent of all infants born in the United States.
Children up to their 5th birthday (fathers, grandparents, foster parents or other guardians may apply for WIC for their children).
What are the eligibility requirements?
Must meet the income eligibility guidelines.pdf, which are set at or below 185% of the federal poverty income limit (WIC counts an unborn infant as a household member).
Be at nutritional risk; WIC uses 2 broad categories of risk: medically based such as low birth weight and diet based, such as poor eating habits.
Must live in Connecticut (WIC does not require proof of citizenship or alien status and participation in WIC will not affect your immigration or naturalization status).
**Recipients of the food stamp program, assistance under the temporary family assistance (TFA) program or the Husky A/Medicaid program are automatically income-eligible for the WIC program. A person who documents that he/she is a member of a family that contains a TFA recipient or that contains a pregnant woman or an infant who receives Husky A/Medicaid shall also be determined adjunctively income eligible for WIC.
Click here for the Connecticut WIC Outreach Brochure
Click here for the Spanish Connecticut WIC Outreach Brochure
USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activtites.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint filing cust.html or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at email@example.com
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities and you wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).