Massachusetts Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
The WIC Program provides supplemental foods, nutrition education and referrals to health care, at no cost, to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are determined to be at nutritional risk. To ...
What is Massachusetts Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)?
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.
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 or breastfeeding woman
In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
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You are automatically income eligible for WIC if you are currently receiving TAFDC, SNAP (Food Stamps) or MassHealth. (MassHealth members with Family Assistance or CommonHealth coverage are not automatically income eligible.) Foster kids under age 5 are also automatically eligible for WIC.
What is the application process for Massachusetts Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)?
To apply for WIC, call 1-800-WIC-1007 (1-800-942-1007) or visit our website at www.mass.gov/wic