County of Marin Health and Human Services

How Long Can You Get WIC?

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  • You can stay in the WIC program, as long as you continue to meet income, medical, and program requirements.

Women

  • Breastfeeding Mothers: You can receive WIC benefits for up to one year after your baby is born.
  • Non-breastfeeding mothers: You can receive WIC benefits for the first six months after your baby is born.

Families

  • You can receive WIC benefits up until the month your child reaches his/her fifth birthday.

Who Gets WIC?

  • WIC helps mothers, infants, and children below the age of five. There are several types of families that qualify for WIC assistance.
  • Women that are pregnant, breastfeeding, or recently had a baby.
  • Families with children under the age of five. Parents or guardians that are the sole provider including fathers, grandparents, and foster parents.
  • Families that need food assistance and meet income guidelines. Working families┬ámay qualify.