3SquaresVT For Vermonters 60+
Eat healthy, live strong with a little help from 3SquaresVT!
This page is specifically for Vermonters age 60 and over. To learn who else may be eligible for 3SquaresVT, click here.
Did you know that 3SquaresVT?
Over 13,000 Vermonters age 60 and over get 3SquaresVT.
Who is eligible?
The best way to find out if you are eligible is to apply!
How do I apply?
What if I have questions? Need help applying?
Call Vermont's Senior Helpline at 1-800-642-5119 to get answers to your questions and help applying. An outreach worker can come to your home to help you fill out an application.
You can also click here for a list of other organizations that can help.
How much can I get?
That depends on your household size, income, and expenses.
You may get a higher monthly benefit if you also get fuel assistance or spend more than $35 a month on medical costs that are not covered by insurance. This includes, for example, any copayments you have to make for Medicare, medications, and doctor's visits.
The average monthly benefit for a senior living alone is about $163.
How do monthly payments work?
If everyone in your 3SquaresVT household is 65 or older, your benefits will be deposited as cash directly into your bank account.
If anyone in your household is under 65, your monthly benefit will be added to an EBT card called Vermont Express. It can be used to buy food at many stores and farmers' markets much like you'd use a bankcard or credit card. Click here to get more information about how the card works and where you can use it.
Using 3SquaresVT to buy food is easy and convenient.
Other Food Help
If you get a call from what seems to be the SNAP toll free hotline (1-800-221-5689) do not provide any personal information or your credit card number. Click here for more information.
3Squares Brochure in Multiple Languages
Print this brochure for persons with limited English.
Info for VT Retailers
The VT Department of Taxes has a fact sheet about Vermont tax on purchases made using a 3SquaresVT EBT card.