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 11, 2016 - June 30, 2017
Household SizeYearlyMonthlyBi-WeeklyWeekly
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


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