If you are expecting a baby in 2022, Texas WIC can help you get off to a healthy start.
The program is open to eligible expecting mothers and mothers with children up to age five. To qualify, Texas residents must meet certain income requirements. (Learn more about the requirements below.)
Texas WIC benefits are offered to qualifying expectant mothers in order to help them get proper nutrition and education while they are pregnant.
Pregnant mothers can even get a free food package to help ensure they are getting healthy foods. Expecting mothers can access their FREE benefits with a Texas WIC ebt card, which allows clients to pay for their FREE monthly WIC food benefits such as eggs, cereal, fruits and vegetables and more!
The WIC program also provides important pregnancy education, including FREE online classes that help mothers to be on everything from how to plan for a healthy pregnancy and how to eat healthy while pregnant. Their education guidance also helps mothers know what to expect during pregnancy.
The program continues to help once the baby arrives by providing breastfeeding support and access to healthy nutrition for mothers and their babies.
Mothers can access all their WIC benefits in an easy, hassle-free shopping experience at any Lone Star Family Market store. There are 7 locations in Austin, Round Rock and San Marcos. All the groceries in the Primarily WIC store are WIC approved, and their bilingual clerks help make WIC shopping super easy. Find a location online at LoneStarFamilyMarket.com/locations.
Are you Eligible for Texas WIC? Find Out If Texas WIC Can Help
To qualify for Texas WIC is open to Texas residents that are:
- Pregnant women
- Breastfeeding women
- Families with children younger than 5 years old
Texas residents must also meet income requirements to join Texas WIC.
According to Texas WIC: “If you are on Medicaid, TANF, or SNAP you meet the income eligibility guidelines for WIC. If you don’t qualify for these programs, you may still qualify for WIC by meeting the income guidelines for your household. The Recovery Rebate Credit, also known as stimulus checks, and the Child Tax Credit direct payments are not included when calculating your income to determine eligibility.”
WIC has provided these Gross Yearly Income guidelines from its website:
|Number of Household Members*||Gross Yearly Household Income**|
|1||$0 up to $23,828|
|2||$0 up to $32,227|
|3||$0 up to $40,626|
|4||$0 up to $49,025|
|5||$0 up to $57,424|
|6||$0 up to $65,823|
Apply for Texas WIC online at TexasWIC.org/apply