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Massachusetts Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

  • Listed: January 19, 2019 7:01 am
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Program Description

WIC is a nutrition program that provides healthy food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and other services free of charge to Massachusetts families who qualify. WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children.

Program Requirements

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, or a pregnant, breastfeeding (less than 12 months) or postpartum (less than 6 months) woman

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $22,459
2 $30,451
3 $38,443
4 $46,435
5 $54,427
6 $62,419
7 $70,411
8 $78,403

*For households with more than eight people, add $7,992 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

You are automatically income eligible for WIC if you are currently receiving TAFDC, SNAP (Food Stamps) or certain MassHealth plans (Standard, CarePlus, Limited or Limited/CMPS). (MassHealth members with Family Assistance or CommonHealth coverage are not automatically income eligible.) Foster kids under age 5 are also automatically eligible for WIC.

Application Process

To apply for WIC, call 1-800-WIC-1007 (1-800-942-1007) or visit our website at www.mass.gov/wic

Contact Information

For more information on Massachusetts WIC or to locate your local WIC office visit our website @ www.mass.gov/wic

You can also write to:
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Nutrition Division – WIC Nutrition Program
250 Washington St., 6th floor
Boston, MA 02108

Or call us at 1-800-WIC-1007.

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