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Economic Services Division (ESD)

ESD helps Vermonters meet their basic needs by providing public benefits such as 3SquaresVT, Essential Person, Fuel Assistance, and Reach Up.

These programs provide a safety net for individuals and families who may be experiencing unemployment, single parenthood, aging, disability, or other life-changing event.

For more information about what we do, please read the ESD section of the DCF Outcomes for Vermonters handbook.

ESD serves over 110,000 families at any given time. This means that more than one in five Vermonters will benefit from ESD programs this year.

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