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Public Charge: Frequently Asked Questions
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What is WIC?

WIC is the nation’s most successful and cost-effective public health nutrition program. We provide wholesome foods, nutrition education, and community support for income-eligible women who are pregnant or post-partum, infants, and children up to five years old.

There are 12 WIC clinics located throughout Douglas and Sarpy Counties. The list below identifies the four main clinics within Douglas County that are open Monday - Friday to serve participants. If you are interested in learning more about the program or to see if you would be eligible to receive WIC benefits please call the Administrative Office at 402-444-1770.

Proof of Identity Examples:

Birth Certificate

Valid Photo ID (driver’s license, passport, school ID)

Social Security Card

WIC Enrollment Card

Proof of Residency Examples:

Mail that has been postmarked within the last 30 days

Lease agreement

Online utility bill showing service address

Proof of Income Examples:

Medicaid Card

SNAP/EBT Card

Notice of Action

Paystubs (one month worth) 

Who is eligible for the WIC program?

Pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 are eligible. They must meet income guidelines, live in the state of Nebraska, and be individually determined to be at "nutritional risk" by a health professional.

To be eligible on the basis of income, applicants' gross income (i.e. before taxes are withheld) must fall at or below 185 percent of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines. Individuals who receive Aid to Dependent Children (ADC), Food Stamps and/or Medicaid are automatically adjunct income eligible to receive WIC.

 

Income Eligibility Guidelines

(Effective June 1, 2018)

  Annually Monthly Twice Monthly Bi-Weekly Weekly
Family of 1 $22,459 $1,872 $936 $864 $432
Family of 2 30,451 2,538 1,269 1,172 586
Family of 3 38,443 3,204 1,602 1,479 740
Family of 4 46,435 3,870 1,935 1,786 893
Family of 5 54,427 4,536 2,268 2,094 1,047
Family of 6 62,419 5,202 2,601 2,401 1,201
Family of 7 70,411 5,868 2,934 2,709 1,355
Family of 8 78,403 6,534 3,267 3,016 1,508
Family of 9 86,395 7,200 3,600 3,323 1,662
Family of 10 94,387 7,866 3,933 3,631 1,816
Family of 11 102,379 8,532 4,266 3,938 1,969
Family of 12 110,371 9,198 4,599 4,246 2,123
Family of 13 118,363 9,864 4,932 4,553 2,277
Family of 14 126,355 10,530 5,265 4,860 2,430
Family of 15 134,347 11,196 5,598 5,168 2,584
For each add'l family member, add + $7,992 + $666 + $333 + $308 + $154

 

Physician Authorization Form

A WIC participant with a medical condition that requires the use of specialty formula and/or when conventional foods are restricted medical documentation from their physician is federally required. Below are the links to the infant and child/women physician authorization forms.

Nebraska WIC Nutrition Program Physician Authorization Form Infants up to 12 months

Nebraska WIC Nutrition Program Physician Authorization Form Children 1-5 years and Women

 

Douglas County WIC
735 North 120th Street
Omaha, NE 68154

Midtown WIC
1941 South 42nd Street #225
Omaha, NE 68105

Charles Drew Health Center WIC
2915 Grant Street
Omaha, NE 68111

OneWorld WIC
4920 South 30th Street #103
Omaha, NE 68107

 

 

 **For a complete listing of satellite clinics available throughout Douglas and Sarpy Counties - please call the Administrative Office at 402-444-1770 or CLICK HERE to learn more. ***

 

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