Healthy Texas Women

How to Apply?

Apply Online

To apply, you can fill out the application online here [en Español] or go to YourTexasBenefits.com. Once processed, we will need proof of:

  • Your identity.
  • The money you make.
  • The money you spend on child care and child support.
  • Your citizenship and immigration status.

Please note: This online application works on desktop computers, but not on mobile phones or tablets. If you are using one of these devices, other application options are listed below.

Mail or Fax Your Application

You can download the form [en Español], fill it out by hand, and mail it or fax it to us at:

Healthy Texas Women
P.O. Box 149021
Austin, TX 78714-9021
Fax (toll-free) 1-866-993-9971

After we receive your form, we’ll send you a letter asking for proof of your identity; the money you make; the amount of money you spend on child care or child support; and your citizenship or immigration status. Examples of proof are listed below.

Apply In Person

You also can apply at a clinic that offers Healthy Texas Women services. Fill out the form at the clinic and you might receive services the same day. You can find a participating clinic by using the Find a Doctor tool to the right.

Pick up an application form at a Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program office. Call 1-800-942-3678 (toll-free) to find a WIC office.

By Phone

You can apply for Healthy Texas Women over the phone by calling 2-1-1. We can take your call from 8  a.m. to 6  p.m. Central Time, Monday to Friday.

Examples of Proof We Need

Proof showing how much money you receive:

  • Paycheck stub or copy of a check from the last 60 days.
  • Forms that show that someone in your family is in a benefits program:
    • Your Texas Benefits Medicaid ID card for one of your children.
    • WIC verification of certification (this shows you are in the WIC program).
    • WIC voucher.
    • WIC / Lone Star Card shopping list.
  • A letter from an employer.
  • Court papers that show you get child support.
  • Unemployment benefit award letter or pay stubs.
  • Supplemental Security Income award letter or pay stubs.

Proof showing how much you pay:

  • Receipts or income tax returns that show what you pay for daycare costs.
  • Court papers, canceled checks, wage withholding statements that show how much you pay for child support.

Proof showing your citizenship and identity:

  • A U.S. passport.
  • A certificate of naturalization.
  • A certificate of U.S. citizenship.
  • The three items above prove both citizenship and identity. If you don’t have one of these documents, you will need to show two documents, one from each list below:

Proof of Citizenship

Proof of Identity

U.S. birth certificate

Current driver's license with photo

U.S. citizen ID card

DPS ID card with photo (for example: Texas ID card)

Hospital record of birth

Work or school ID card with photo

Northern Mariana ID card

 

American Indian card with classification code KIC

 

Religious record of birth with date and place of birth, such as baptism record

 

Affidavit from 2 adults establishing the date and place of birth in the United States

 

 

An example of an item that shows proof of immigration status is an alien registration card or document from the Bureau for Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly INS).

You have to prove citizenship, immigration and identity only one time. You don’t need to send these items again if you reapply.

 

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