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Applying for WIC is Easy!

Need help? If you have difficulty understanding English or have a disability, free language assistance or other aids/services are available upon request. Please contact your local WIC clinic.


Use our online pre-application to see if you're eligible to apply, or call 1-855-472-3432 to make an in-person or online appointment.  

To apply for WIC, you will need the following information:

1. Proof of Identity

Provide at least one form of current or valid identification (ID) for yourself and one form of ID for your infant/child who is applying for WIC.

Current= Dated within 30 days of appointment
Valid= Not being expired at the time of the appointment

Acceptable forms of ID:

  • Valid driver's license
  • Valid ID card with photo
  • Current bill with name on it
  • Current bill with name on it
  • Valid insurance card/policy
  • Active SC Medicaid card or notice of eligibility
  • Valid passport
  • Valid U.S. military identification
  • Social Security card
  • Marriage license
  • Valid school ID
  • Voter registration card
  • Valid SC DMV ID with photo
  • Current pay stub with name
  • Valid beginner's permit
  • Active Medicaid card or notice of eligibility

  • Birth certificate
  • Social Security card
  • Current foster child placement letter/notice
  • Valid school ID
  • Active SC Medicaid card or notice of eligibility
  • Crib card (not to exceed 12 months from date of birth)

 

2. Proof of Residency

Provide one current or valid item that proves where you live. The item must show your street address. Post Office (P.O.) box numbers will not be accepted.

Current= Dated within 60 days of appointment
Valid= Not being expired at the time of the appointment

  • Valid SC driver's license with current street address
  • Car registration/title
  • Current bank statement
  • Mortgage or rental agreement
  • Valid SC DMV ID card with current street address
  • Pay stub or military leave and earnings statement (LES) with street address
  • Current bill with street address
  • Voter registration card
  • Valid SC beginner's permit with current street address
  • Tax document (most recent) for the self-employed ONLY
  • Current letter from a reliable third party (such as a social worker, landlord, etc.) confirming your address

 

3. Proof of Income

Provide most recent paystubs as proof of income for everyone living in your home. (Additional proof may be requested.)

Current= Dated within 30 days of appointment
Valid= Not being expired at the time of the appointment

Applicants must meet the WIC income guidelines to qualify.

  • Active SC Medicaid card or notice of eligibility
  • Valid SNAP notice of eligibility (an EBT card is not considered acceptable proof)
  • Valid TANF notice of eligibility
  • Current pay stubs (If income fluctuates, you may be required to provide additional pay stubs.)
  • Regular cash contributions: bring a signed/dated letter from any person (not living in the household) who regularly contributes income to the household
  • Unemployment letter/notice or Workers' Compensation letter
  • Recent leave and earnings statement (LES) for military personnel
  • Foster child placement letter/foster parent award letter showing the amount received for foster care
  • Court order or divorce decree showing alimony and/or child support
  • Self-employed ONLY - Recent 1040ES quarterly tax form or company account books (records) or 1040 form for the past year
  • Statement from employer dated within 30 days of the appointment:
    • Including the name of the company, address and telephone number.
    • Must indicate gross earnings for a specific time period, (weekly, bi-weekly or monthly)

 

4. Measurements & Bloodwork

There are a few additional pieces of information you'll need to have handy to apply for WIC:

  • Height/Length
  • Weight
  • Head Circumference (needed for infants and children less than 24 months of age)
  • Hemoglobin Level

 

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Health WIC (Supplemental Nutrition)