Income Guidelines for 3SquaresVT (Oct 2016)

To get a monthly payment, your net household income must be less than 100% of the federal poverty level (FPL) based on household size.  Net household income = gross income minus allowable deductions.


Household Size

Maximum Gross
Monthly Income
(185% of FPL)

Maximum Net
Monthly Income
(100% of FPL)

1 $1,832 $990
2 $2,470 $1,335
3 $3,108 $1,680
4 $3,746 $2,025
5 $4,385 $2,370
6 $5,023 $2,715
7 $5,663 $3,061
8 $6,305 $3,408
9 $6,947 $3,755
10 $7,589 $4,102
Each additional
member add
$642 $347

Allowable Deductions

Allowable deductions include:

  • A standard deduction based on household size
  • An earned income deduction (20% of earned income)
  • The cost of child/dependent care
  • Court-ordered child support paid to another household
  • Shelter expenses (up to a maximum amount)
  • Some medical expenses for household members age 60+ or with a disability