Oregon WIC Income Guidelines
This page provides the WIC Income Guidelines in Oregon. The WIC staff uses this to determine if you are income eligible for OR WIC benefits. In some situations, you may be automatically income eligible if you or a family member is currently receiving benefits from other state programs including SNAP (Food stamps), TANF or Medicaid. Review the Oregon Income Eligibility Guidelines below.
To view the full application process, how to apply for WIC in Oregon. If you still have questions or issues about the income guidelines or the states WIC application process, then contact the Oregon WIC program for further assistance.
Oregon WIC serves lower-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children under age 5 who have health or nutrition risks. Many working families are part of WIC - 71% of Oregon WIC families are employed.
Oregon WIC applicants must have a household income less than 185% of the federal poverty limit. (Individuals who can prove Fully eligible for Medicaid/Oregon Health Plan, TANF, SNAP/Food Stamps or FDPIR are automatically income eligible for WIC.)
A person or group of people, related or not, who usually (though not necessarily) live together and whose income and consumption of goods and services are related. In determining the size of household for a pregnant Oregon WIC applicant, count each fetus as an additional household member, unless the woman specifically waives the increase in number.
Gross income, including overtime, before deductions for income taxes, employee's social security taxes, insurance premiums, bonds, etc. The determination of the amount of a household's gross income shall not be considered reduced for financial hardships, medical bills, or child support. Income includes:
- Cash from salary (including overtime), wages, fees
- Net income from farm and non-farm self-employment
- Social security (including SSI for disabled individuals)
- Dividends or interest on savings or bonds, estates, trusts, or net rental income
- Public assistance or welfare payments
- Unemployment compensation
- Government civilian employee or military retirement payments, or veteran's payments
- Private pensions or annuities
- Alimony or child support payment
- Regular contributions from persons not living in the household
- Net royalties
- Student loan amounts in excess of attendance costs. Attendance costs are regular tuition and fees for students carrying at least a half-time workload as determined by the institution, and an allowance for books, supplies, and transportation required by the course of study
- Other cash income or allowances from any resources that are readily available to the household