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Couple questions about WIC Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
4th Feb '13

I see on the website they count everyone in the houses income. We live with my mom(we're roommates for personal reasons) She would qualify with how much she makes but not what's in her bank.. so my question is would they count her savings? Or just income? Also, what all do you get with WIC? I know of getting milk, eggs, juice, and cereal. Anything else?

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7869 posts
4th Feb '13

Cheese, bread, beans.



Also, state that you live with your mother, but your expenses are separate. List the bills you pay, the income you receive, etc. If you pay half the rent, have your mother write a statement that you pay such and such a month for rent.



Also, after baby comes, you get formula on WIC if you aren't breastfeeding which is a major help. Considering formula is $15 a can and up.

Olivia'sMutti 1 child; Alabama 160 posts
4th Feb '13

They go by total income of the household where I live. We get milk, bread, cheese, dried beans, cereal, peanut butter, and 9 cans of formula for LO.

layla isabels mommy Due June 2; 17 kids; Plano, Texas 1636 posts
4th Feb '13

tell her to pull out the money lol. it depends on the state i think as well as if your preg. breastfeeding or formula feeding. you get veggies fruit cereals juices rice or beans and other stuff

Mom2B&H 2 kids; Tennessee 2787 posts
4th Feb '13

Pretty sure WIC doesnt go by your bank account. I know food stamps does check your account though.



Milk, eggs, juice, cheese, cereal are the general.
Pregnant you get beans breastfeeding you get tuna/fish of some sort

Lacie Friedline 1 child; Somerset, Pennsylvania 96 posts
4th Feb '13

where i come from if your mom writes a letter to the wic office explaining you are room mates and you pay your own bills, its just a place for you to stay, they only count your income.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
4th Feb '13

I'm not on WIC but when I called about the income limits when we lived with my inlaws they said they would only count my inlaws income if dh and I weren't working but if one of us was working we would be considered a separate family from my inlaws (so a family of 3 instead of a family of 5)

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
4th Feb '13
Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" Cheese, bread, beans. Also, state that you live with your mother, but your expenses are separate. List ... [snip!] ... baby comes, you get formula on WIC if you aren't breastfeeding which is a major help. Considering formula is $15 a can and up."


They'll acknowledge us as just being roommates? I would hope so, that would help!
Yeah, they sound they can help a lot!

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
4th Feb '13

You also get fruits and veggies. I know here as long as your over 21, you should still get it regardless of your mom's income.

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
4th Feb '13
Quoting Mom2BPB{+.5}:" Pretty sure WIC doesnt go by your bank account. I know food stamps does check your account though. Milk, ... [snip!] ... though. Milk, eggs, juice, cheese, cereal are the general. Pregnant you get beans breastfeeding you get tuna/fish of some sort"


That's why I asked because after I lost my job I tried to get food stamps but they wanted to know how much my mom had in her savings.

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
4th Feb '13
Quoting Soon 2B Mom of 2:" You also get fruits and veggies. I know here as long as your over 21, you should still get it regardless of your mom's income."


I'm 19 my fiance is 21... so would that count?

motherofboys 3 kids; Milton-Freewater, Oregon 2263 posts
4th Feb '13

I was usually able to get milk, juice, eggs, cereals, grains such as brown rice, and carrot sticks ( I'm pretty certain WIC now allows more variety in the fresh fruit/veggies now, this is just what it was like when I still had WIC) as well as peanut butter or peas/beans/lentils. I can't remember if there was anything else, it's been a while. I do know that I usually stopped WIC once they switched me to the milk and baby cereal stuff, as I bfed and have always found using the not particularly nutritious cereals as rididculous. I prefer avocados and homemade baby foods, and stuff like that.
I'm not sure what they do now, as I know things have changed a bit

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
4th Feb '13

I think I might head down to the office in a bit. How long does it take to get approved and everything?

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
4th Feb '13
Quoting That one chick.:" I'm 19 my fiance is 21... so would that count?"


Nope, because he isnt getting WIC, you are. Maybe it is different where your at though? My friend just went through this. Her and her fiance couldnt get it because she was under 21 and still lived with her mom. She is 20 and her fiance is 29.

Mom2B&H 2 kids; Tennessee 2787 posts
4th Feb '13
Quoting That one chick.:" I think I might head down to the office in a bit. How long does it take to get approved and everything?"


Usually same day. Mine was anyways.
*given if you have everything with you that they need*