How To Apply For WIC Massachusetts

To apply for WIC in Massachusetts, you can either fill out an application online or visit a WIC office in person. If applying online, you will need to provide your contact information, income, and household size. If applying in person, you will need to bring proof of income, identity, and residency. Once your application is approved, you will receive a WIC card that you can use to purchase food and formula at authorized WIC vendors. You can also receive nutrition education and breastfeeding support through the WIC program.

Eligibility Requirements for WIC Massachusetts

To be eligible for WIC Massachusetts, you must meet certain requirements. These requirements include:

  • Be a resident of Massachusetts
  • Be pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a child under the age of 5
  • Have a low income

To determine if you meet the income requirement, you will need to provide proof of your income. This can include a pay stub, a tax return, or a letter from your employer.

In addition to the above requirements, you may also be eligible for WIC Massachusetts if you are:

  • A homeless person
  • A migrant farmworker
  • A foster child

If you are not sure if you meet the eligibility requirements for WIC Massachusetts, you can contact your local WIC office. They will be able to help you determine if you qualify and assist you with the application process.

Income Eligibility Guidelines

The following table shows the income eligibility guidelines for WIC Massachusetts.

Household SizeGross Monthly Income
Each additional person$894

Application Process

To apply for WIC Massachusetts, follow these steps:

  • Gather your required documents (proof of identity, income, and residency in Massachusetts).
  • Visit a WIC clinic or call the WIC Central Office at 617-624-6201 to schedule an appointment.
  • Attend your appointment and complete an application with a WIC staff member.
  • Provide proof of your identity, income, and residency.
  • Undergo a nutrition assessment to determine your eligibility.
  • Receive a WIC EBT card or vouchers if approved.

Note: You can also apply for WIC Massachusetts online by visiting the state website.

Proof of IdentityYes (driver’s license, passport, etc.)
Proof of IncomeYes (pay stubs, tax returns, etc.)
Proof of ResidencyYes (utility bill, rent receipt, etc.)
Child’s Birth Certificate or Medicaid CardYes
Pregnant Woman’s Doctor’s NoteYes (if pregnant)

Required Documentation

To apply for the WIC program in Massachusetts, you will need to provide the following documentation:

  • Proof of identity, such as a driver’s license, state ID card, or passport.
  • Proof of residency, such as a utility bill, lease agreement, or mortgage statement.
  • Proof of income, such as a pay stub, tax return, or Social Security statement.
  • Proof of pregnancy, if you are pregnant.
  • Proof of breastfeeding, if you are breastfeeding.
  • Proof of child’s age, if you have a child.

You will also need to bring your child to the WIC appointment so that they can be screened for nutritional deficiencies.

Income Eligibility Guidelines for WIC Massachusetts
Household SizeGross Monthly Income

Benefits and Services

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 with nutritious foods, nutrition education, and breastfeeding support.

Benefits include:

  • Healthy foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat milk
  • Nutrition education, counseling, and support
  • Referrals to other health and social services
  • Breastfeeding support

To be eligible for WIC in Massachusetts, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a child under the age of 5.
  2. Meet income guidelines.
  3. Reside in Massachusetts.

Income guidelines for WIC in Massachusetts are as follows:

Household SizeGross Monthly Income
Each additional household member$666

If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for WIC at your local WIC clinic. To find a WIC clinic near you, visit the Massachusetts WIC website.

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