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WIC - Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is the WIC Program for?
A: 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 years of age, 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, or a pregnant of breastfeeding woman, and
  • Have a family income less than WIC Income Guidelines  

If you are currently getting TAFDC, Food Stamps or Mass health (Medicaid), you are automatically income eligible.  Foster children under the age of 5 are automatically eligible for WIC.

Q: Can Men Participate in WIC?
A: WIC welcomes men. WIC recognizes the important role that fathers, grandparents, step-parents and other guardians play in caring for kids. Fathers and other caregivers of children under 5 years of age are encouraged to enroll, attend appointments and nutrition and health workshops, and use WIC checks in grocery stores.

Q: How Do I Apply for WIC?
A: To apply, call the WIC Program office in your community to set up an appointment. Click here for Berkshire County locations

Our WIC offices are open late five days per month. We also offer lunchtime appointments so you do not have to miss work to get on WIC. Walk-ins are welcome.

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