WIC does not require a class to determine eligibility, but instead makes determinations based on categorical, residential, income and nutrition risk information. This information is gathered when someone applies by calling one of the numbers provided at the WIC website of state agencies and setting up an appointment.
Categories of people who qualify for WIC include pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women; infants up to 1 year old; and children up to 5 years old. Individuals must reside in the state they are applying in. Income requirements are determined either by an applicant's participation in other related programs, or using the standard set by the state agency WIC is administered through. Nutrition risk is determined by a physical examination performed by the state agency or the applicant's physician.