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)

WIC Income Guidelines 

Household SizeYearlyMonthlyBi-WeeklyWeekly
1$21,590$1,800$831$416
2$29,101$2,426$1,120$560
3$36,612$3,051$1,409$705
4$44,123$3,677$1,698$849
5$51,634$4,303$1,986$993
6$59,145$4,929$2,275$1,138
7$66,656$5,555$2,564$1,282
8$74,167$6,181$2,853$1,427
For each additional family member add…+$7,511+$626+$289+$145

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


This information is provided by the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program within the Department of Public Health .