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 09, 2015 - June 30, 2016
Household SizeYearlyMonthlyBi-WeeklyWeekly
1$21,775$1,815$838$419
2$29,471$2,456$1,134$567
3$37,167$3,098$1,430$715
4$44,863$3,739$1,726$863
5$52,559$4,380$2,022$1,011
6$60,255$5,022$2,318$1,159
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.