How To Apply For WIC In Massachusetts

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, also know as WIC, is a program that is designed to help low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children 5 years old or younger who are at nutritional risk. The Massachusetts WIC program accomplishes this by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information that can help provide healthy eating options including breastfeeding, and referrals to health care. If you are looking to know how to apply for WIC in Massachusetts, then read the information provided below.

How do I apply for Massachusetts WIC?
It's easy! To apply for WIC, call the WIC office closest to you or call 1-800-WIC-1007. WIC has day, evening and Saturday appointments available. WIC even has walk-in hours! At your appointment, you will need to bring the following information:

Proof of current household income
Bring proof of income for everyone in your household. Examples of proof of income include pay stubs from recent check (within 30 days) or a letter from an employer. If you currently receive TAFDC, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or MassHealth/Medicaid, you can bring proof of your participation on one of these programs instead of proof of household income.

Proof that you live in Massachusetts
Bring documentation of where you live. Examples include a utility bill, a postmarked piece of mail addressed to you at your address, your lease or a rent receipt from your landlord, a bank statement, bank book or checkbook, or your drivers license or other ID card.

Proof of identity
Bring identity for everyone who will be on the WIC program. Examples include a driver's license, birth certificate, MassHealth card or a Social Security card.

Talk to the WIC clinic if you are having problems bringing any of the above information. All information shared with WIC is confidential. If you currently get TAFDC, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or MassHealth (Medicaid), you are automatically income eligible. Foster kids under age 5 are automatically eligible for WIC. To find out more about WIC call 1-800-WIC-1007 or a WIC Office Locations in Massachusetts.

Who is WIC for?
WIC is a free program that provides healthy foods and nutrition and health information to Massachusetts' families who qualify. WIC is for all kinds of families: married and single parents, working or not working. If you are a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent or other legal guardian of a child under 5, you can apply for WIC for your child. You can participate in WIC if you:

  • Live in Massachusetts
  • Have a nutritional need (WIC staff can help you determine this)
  • Are a child under 5, a new mom, or a pregnant or breastfeeding woman
  • Have a family income less than WIC guidelines (shown below)

Massachusetts WIC Program Income Eligibility Guidelines

Family Size Yearly Monthly Bi-Weekly Weekly
1 $21,978 $1,832 $846 $423
2 $29,637 $2,470 $1,140 $570
3 $37,296 $3,108 $1,435 $718
4 $44,955 $3,747 $1,730 $865
5 $52,614 $4,385 $2,024 $1,012
6 $60,273 $5,023 $2,319 $1,160
7 $67,951 $5,663 $2,614 $1,307
8 $75,647 $6,304 $2,910 $1,455
For each additional family member add: +$7,696 +$642 +$296 +$148

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