As your income goes up, your 3SquaresVT benefit goes down (roughly $1 for each $3 you make). The table below lists the maximum amount a household can receive. You may get less.
Maximum Benefit from 3SquaresVT
|People in Household
||Maximum Monthly 3SquaresVT Amount
(Amounts updated October 1, 2018)
If you receive 3SquaresVT (food stamps), you automatically qualify for some other benefits. This website tells you more about the benefits you can receive.
You should apply for both Fuel Assistance (seasonal fuel benefits) and 3SquaresVT. If you get fuel assistance, it may increase the amount of 3SquaresVT benefits you get.
If you live in subsidized housing, you should still apply for fuel assistance. Some people who live in public housing or have a Section 8 voucher may get a $5 fuel benefit. That benefit may increase your 3SquaresVT benefit amount.
You can deduct the child care expenses you pay when you apply for 3SquaresVT. This flyer about child care costs and food stamps tells you more.
If you are a senior, this flyer tells you more about how 3SquaresVT can help you stay healthy and independent.
If you already get 3SquaresVT, you may qualify for more help if your medical expenses are at least $35. Use this helpful monthly medical expense worksheet, prepared by Law Line of Vermont, to add up your monthly expenses.