Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
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To qualify for Ventura County's WIC program you must meet all of the following requirements:
- Live in Ventura County
- Be under medical care (prenatal, or well child care)
- Have an income below 185% federal poverty level
- Be in a category served by WIC (prenatal, breastfeeding woman, just delivered a baby, or a child under age 5)
- Demonstrate a need for WIC foods- have a nutrition-related medical problem or inadequate diet without WIC foods
WIC INCOME GUIDELINES
Effective April 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
For more information, contact the WIC office:
Toll free in Ventura County: 800-781-4449, then press 3
From outside Ventura County: 805-981-5251
e-mail/text message to email@example.com (standard text message rates apply)
Participants need to document their eligibility by bringing verification of address, income, medical care referral form and a diet history every 6 months. WIC is a voluntary program and participants agree to provide the requested information to continue benefits under the program. Income is verified by income tax forms, check stubs or verification of eligibility for Food Stamps, Medical or CalWORKS.
Participants agree to buy only the specific foods on their WIC checks.
Participants are also asked to keep their appointments and arrive on time as the WIC counselors have set aside time to accomplish the certification and education portion of the program on a schedule that maximizes resources and limits waiting time for participants.
Participants who misuse the program or fraudulently obtain benefits can be terminated from the program and may be prosecuted under the justice system.
“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”