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 

April 24, 2017 - June 30, 2018

Household SizeYearlyMonthlyBi-WeeklyWeekly
1$22,311$1,860$859$430
2$30,044$2,504$1,156$578
3$37,777$3,149$1,453$727
4$45,510$3,793$1,751$876
5$53,243$4,437$2,048$1,024
6$60,976$5,082$2,346$1,173
7$68,709$5,726$2,643$1,322
8$76,442$6,371$2,941$1,471
For each additional family member add…+$7,733+$645+$298+$149


If you are pregnant, you should count yourself as two.