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What is WIC?
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age 5 who are found to be at nutritional risk.
What is SNAP?
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food benefits to low-income families to supplement their grocery budget so they can afford the nutritious food essential to health and well-being. It is administered by the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA).
SNAP benefits include:
- Monthly funds on an EBT card to buy food
- $40, $60 or $80 a month put back on your EBT card when you use SNAP to buy local produce via the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP)
- SNAP Path to Work free education and training opportunities
- Free nutrition education classes and resources
- Connections to other kinds of help, like utility discounts, free school meals and discounted admissions to many Commonwealth museums and cultural institutions via EBT Card to Culture
You do not need a fixed address or phone number to apply for SNAP, but DTA does need a way to reach you to complete your online SNAP application. If you do not have an address we can send mail to, please call DTA Assistance Line at 877-382-2363 or go to your local DTA office.
Under the Work and Family Mobility Act, eligible residents in Massachusetts can obtain a driver's license, regardless of immigration status. To obtain a license, the RMV will require all applicants to prove their identity and date of birth, social security status, and Massachusetts residency. Drivers will also be required to pass a learner's permit exam, vision screening, and a road test.