WIC: Some states are adjusting the Women, Infants, and Children benefit program

With the major baby formula shortage happening across the United States, WIC will be adjusting its benefits for people using it to purchase food.

baby formula that can be purchased with WIC benefits

Not all alternatives to baby formula are a safe option, so people have called on WIC to expand what can be purchased.

The program is designed to provide nutritional food to women, pregnant women, and children at nutritional risk.


Benefits: You can apply for food stamps and SSI all at once

One of the items that can be purchased with WIC benefits is baby formula.

Only specific brands can be purchased, and with the shortage, people are asking that the brands allowable be expanded.

Here is every WIC agency changing the rules to expand baby formula brands


  • Santee Sioux Nation
  • Muscogee Creek Nation
  • Northern Arapaho
  • Alabama
  • North Carolina
  • Arkansas
  • Citizen Potawatomi Nation
  • Colorado
  • Inter-Tribal Council of Oklahoma
  • New York
  • Wichita, Caddo, and Delaware Tribes
  • Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Mississippi
  • South Carolina
  • Chickasaw Nation
  • Ohio
  • Otoe Missouria
  • Three Affiliated Tribes
  • Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
  • Winnebago Tribe
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Indiana
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Omaha Nation
  • Puerto Rico

  • Rosebud Sioux Tribe
  • Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
  • Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos, Inc.
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Navajo Nation
  • Osage Nation
  • Pueblo of Isleta
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Pueblo of Zuni
  • Alaska
  • American Samoa
  • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Guam

  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona
  • Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon

  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming