The official State website for federal SNAP benefits
3SquaresVT is a federal USDA program that can help you stretch your food budget and put three square meals a day on your table. Benefits may include:
Who is eligible?
You may be eligible:
The best way to find out if you are eligible is to apply! We will review your situation and let you know if you qualify. Click here to go to a screening tool (on the vermontfoodhelp.com website) that can help you find out if you may be eligible for 3SquaresVT.
How do I apply?
What happens after I apply?
How much can I get?
The benefits you may receive will depend on your household size, income, and expenses.
To get a monthly payment, your net household income (gross household income minus allowable deductions) must be less than 100% of the federal poverty level based on household size. Click here to see what those income limits are now.
How does the monthly payment work?
If you get a monthly payment, you will receive an EBT card called Vermont Express. You can use this card to buy food at most stores that sell food, much the same way you would use a bankcard or credit card. Click here to get more information about how the card works and where you can use.
If everyone living in your household is 65 or older and/or receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), your payments may be deposited as cash directly into your bank account. If you do not have a bank account and do not want to open one, you can get your 3SquaresVT benefits on the EBT card.
Are you eligible for WIC?
Provides nutritious foods for pregnant women, new moms, infants, and young children.
3SquaresVT is Vermont's name for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Formerly called food stamps, it is a program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 ( TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.