Eligibility

Are You Eligible?

To participate in South Dakota WIC, you’ll need to meet certain guidelines. We want to make sure our support is placed in the hands of South Dakotans who need it most, so we ask that participants in the program meet the following criteria.

About you

To benefit from WIC, you must have an infant, have a child younger than five or be a woman or teenage girl who is:

  • Pregnant
  • Up to 6 months after pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding up to 12 months after birth

About your home

You must be a South Dakota resident.

About your budget

To participate, you must meet income guidelines based on your family size which are listed below

OR

be a recipient of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), Medicaid (approved aid code), TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), or FDPIR (Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations).

HouseholdYearly IncomeMonthly IncomeTwice MonthlyBi-WeeklyWeekly
1$22,311$1,860$930$859$430
2$30,044$2,504$1,252$1,156$578
3$37,777$3149$1,575$1,453$727
4$45,510$3,793$1,897$1,751$876
5$53,243$4,437$2,219$2,048$1,024
6$60,976$5,082$2,541$2,346$1,173

About your job.

If you are a salaried or hourly earner, you’ll need to provide all income received by the household during the month (30 days) prior to the date of your application for WIC. If you are self-employed or a farmer, bring in your most recent US1040 income tax form. We use your net earnings to determine your income qualifications.

Ready to apply?

If it’s time to set up your appointment to register for participation in South Dakota WIC, check out the Locations page to find contact information for the clinic nearest you.

If you can't find the clinic information, contact the central office at 605-773-3361 or 1-800-738-2301.

At your appointment, we’ll check your:

  • Proof of ID and South Dakota residency
  • List of typical foods you and your family eats
  • Health history
  • Height and weight measurements
  • Blood test results
  • Nutrition and health needs with a medical professional