Financial Aid/Voucher Services


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General Information
Description of ServiceThe WIC Program is a cost-effective prevention program that provides nutritious foods, nutrition education and access to health care for low-income pregnant women, new mothers, and infants and children at nutritional risk. Unfortunately, only half of those eligible for benefits participate in the WIC program.
Geographical AreaNew York State (Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Dutchess, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington, and Westchester)
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Intake ProcedureTo find a local WIC office near you, please call the New York State Department of Health: 1-800-522-5006
Intake RequirementsTo apply for WIC benefits, pregnant women or mothers should visit their local WIC agency for an interview and medical assessment. Once approved for benefits, clients pick up their WIC vouchers at the local WIC office.
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Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish
EligibilityWIC recipients must be New York State residents. Applicants must fit into one of the following categories: Infant up to one year old, child under age 5, pregnant woman, breastfeeding woman up to one year postpartum, non-breastfeeding woman up to 6 months postpartum, applicants must be at nutritional risk. Applicants must be certified as at nutritional risk by a health professional such as a doctor, nurse or nutritionist. Determination of nutritional risk can also be determined at local WIC clinics. Applicants must meet income eligibility, Gross household income (before taxes are withheld) must fall below the guidelines. Families receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), SNAP/food stamp benefits, Medicaid, free or reduced-price school meals, and-or participate in low-income Head Start programs automatically meet WIC income criteria.
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNone/Not Applicable
Specific Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1 14 Computer Drive East
Physical Site City, State, Zip Albany, NY 12205
Main Phone 518-436-8757
Other Phone 800-865-5542
Fax 518-427-7992
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Program: WIC
This Service: Financial Aid/Voucher Services
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: WIC (NL-6000.9500)